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January 4, 2005

From Paul Sheehan writing in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday:

"It was an auspicious week to be reminded that Australia has never had so much material wealth yet so much environmental poverty.

For more than a hundred years, a slow-motion natural disaster has been unfolding in this country - you could call it a dry tsunami - mostly invisible, but deadening over the long term, as uncountable millions of tonnes of topsoil have blown away, never to be replaced, as a result of profound ignorance of the landscape. Hundreds of thousands of Australians have left the land, unable to make a living in an environment of wasting soils, dying rivers, changing climate, eroding coasts, disappearing species, plunging biodiversity, salinisation, desertification and factory farming."

The dry tsunami image is unfortunate. But he is right about Australia being in a long-term environmental decline that has not been arrested.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 8:34 AM | | Comments (0)