Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Five of the best books about deforestation

John Vidal was the Guardian's environment editor. He is the author of McLibel: Burger Culture on Trial. One of five top books about deforestation he tagged at the Guardian:
Today we see that the ecological violence involved in palm oil growing has gone hand in hand with social havoc and corruption. Kenyan Nobel peace prize-winner Wangari Maathai, who mobilised Kenyans to plant 30m trees, wrote in her autobiography, Unbowed, of the first time she saw large-scale deforestation when she flew over Haiti in 1992. “It looked like someone had taken a razor and shaved the land bare. When the rains came the soil just washed away. When people call for forests to be cut down I think of Haiti and vow to do all I can to prevent that happening.”
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue