But just because we can manipulate it, doesn’t mean we should. Stop mountaintop coal mining today. The human and environmental toll is simply too high. From entire towns relocated, to valleys filled with coal slurry, to dead children killed by dislodged boulders, to disappearing mountains and men dead of cancer at 22, the toll is simply too high. What right do we have to demand people’s lives to answer our greed for energy to fuel our lifestyles?
- Welcome to the Anthropocene (empressoftheglobaluniverse.wordpress.com)
- Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: The March on Blair Mountain: A Protest to Protect Our Jobs and Our Mountains (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Economist Offers a Sobering Outlook on the Risks and Challenges of the Anthropocene (bigthink.com)
- Dot Earth: Perceiving the Anthropocene (dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com)