I agree entirely, there is too much arid pointless but beautifully crafted poetry out there.

Another thing that bothers me is that the current mainstreaming of environmental issues (and I’ve probably said this here before) is that its all about finding ways we can generate more fuel for our overconsuming lives and biodiversity often gets stamped on in the process (biofuel plantations replacing rainforest, peat bogs becoming industrial sized windfarms).

There’s also an issue in that much of the audience have their fingers in their ears and their eyes glazed over. Which relates to Dale’s comment – the issue is just too big for us to feel we can do anything about.