Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A History of The Annihiliation of West Virginia's Forests

A brief account of the destruction of this part of the Allegheny ecosystem here.

I'm not a luddite or a neo-primitivist. I like having a (um, reasonably) warm and dry house. But sometimes you've got to wonder: do we really absolutely have to f*cking destroy every last bit of nature? I cut folks from the past a lot of slack, understanding that life was harder and so forth. But jebus, there's a limit.

Some of these pictures will just break your heart, including these [link fixed] shitheads, apparently proud to have cut down a 1,000-year-old white oak as big as a sequoia. Nice work, guys. Nice work.


Blogger Random Michelle K said...

You think that's bad, you should see the effects of Mountaintop Removal.

There are some pretty stunning pictures here: http://www.ohvec.org/galleries/mountaintop_removal

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Blogger Winston Smith said...


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