About the Author
Gail Zawacki publishes the blog, Wit's End and the website, Dead Trees-Dying Forests. She writes essays about ecosystem damage from pollution, from climate change, resource extraction and population overshoot...AND tries to keep a sense of humor despite the subject matter. The online resources are richly illustrated with photography of nature, both beautiful and damaged. An extensive "library" has links to hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies about the effects of ozone on vegetation. The blog is also a meditation on the cognitive dissonance - the emotional and psychological challenges - faced by ordinary people when they become aware that there is a race between converging catastrophes...and our generation has a ringside seat at the finish line.