Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Captain Planet - Toon

Apart from religiously separating the recyclable stuff from my garbage and making a token donation to Greenpeace every year to silence my conscience, I must admit I haven't done too much for the environment. Trust me, I have strong opinons on the subject and have been known on occasion to get extremely preachy and pretentious about it. But deep down I am a doomsday prophet when it concerns our planet. I firmly believe we have set it on an irreversible path of destruction. If I needed a confirmation that the earth was in wrong hands I got it during two separate discourses by Toon, paraphrased here:
(change to dubbed-hong-kong-movie accent for better effect)
"The forests in Asia are full of bugs and snakes la. Here in Europe, they are clean. That makes it easy for people to appreciate la. We should get rid of the bugs and then people will start growing more forests."
"Geneticists should modify trees to take in carbon-monoxide and give out oxygen la. And then we should plant them in the cities la"

5 comments:

kavs said...

Very true la.

Bananarana said...

Did you know the Nilgiris has been completely plastic-free for years now? I'm so proud of the people there.
Reading this book called 'Ishmael' by Daniel Quinn. If you haven't already read it, give it a read.

Deppe said...

That's good to hear! The last time I was in connoor and there was this beautiful waterfall littered with polythene bags, it was very depressing.

hey, a friend of mine recommended Ishmael to me too. It's so hard to get english books here, though! :-(

nagu (ನಾಗು) said...

it might be heartening to know that the ozone layer is growing back, and faster than expected, too.

Deppe said...

traaks: is that true? thats good news for now, but wait till every indian and chinese wants to have airconditioning at home!