This story materialized when my (at the time) 5-year-old daughter asked for one more story. My eyes too tired to read another book, I turned off the light, closed my eyes, and considered an environmentalist slant to my next story. I recited the first thing that popped into my head. When I left her room, I immediately wrote down the crux of the story, which later became An Angry Earth: The no-nonsense children’s book telling it like it is. I want everyone to get behind the fight to limit climate change, prevent ecocide, and give our children a real chance.
I love the quote: When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money. The idea is to never reach that point, but rather realize the wisdom in those words and slow global warming so our coral reefs stop bleaching, forests stop burning and the ecosystem is given an opportunity to recover. Wouldn’t you agree, everyone should be an environmentalist if they want to live a full and happy life?