Ecopoetics Along Shorelines

WRITING IN THE FIELD

April 22, 2018
scwolek

Society has often chosen environmental goals that don’t line up with our actions. In the Muckleshoot article, the Tribe points out that current restoration plans might not work even with proper funding and voluntary efforts. This is because we continue to pollute and destroy habitat. Even when we’re aware of the science (ex: issues with artificial lighting), we choose to ignore it. In fact, humans almost seem content with the fact that we’re drastically changing the planet, even if the impact is negative. As Alaimo writes,

“The hand-wringing confessions of human culpability appear coated with a veneer of species pride.”

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