NPR June 5, 2021
Wait. Racism, even in the naming of birds?
I imagine the reader shaking their head - perhaps even feeling that isn't this going a bit too far feeling; perhaps about to throw the PC flag in protest.
What doesn't oil spilled in an ocean ecosystem affect? How hard is it and how long does it take to detoxify a system? What kind of will and resources are required to stanch the flow and spread, to identify the harms and the harmed, to try to clean up?
I think of the images we see of birds covered in greasy, tar-like oil after a spill.
We know this poison has been spilling pervasively and perpetually for hundreds of years.
I think of the images of good people doing their best to remove the poison one bird at a time.
Link to article here.