I have been a committed environmentalist for 25 years. However, I am also a committed realist. We will continue to have serious environmental issues as long as we ignore Thomas Malthus and the basic problem, overpopulation! It is not just higher fertility rates that create the problem but the basic fact that so many of us live longer and the fact that when people living in an area with a lower carbon footprint move to an area and increase their footprint the problems also increase. Water on this planet is finite and is constantly recycled. More pollution means less for all of us and other life forms, many of which we depend. Nature has a way of dealing with species that don't obey her rules and we are not exempt.
Haven't forgotten Flint and the children and families devastated by this crime, still struggling with the fallout, still unsure if they can drink their own water, still not able to trust the authorities who tell them the water is now safe to drink. Haven't forgotten Flint.