A further word on “what’s happening to our place” is in next Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. Worth a read.
You decide that you want to get rid of the byproducts of human life and that Lake Erie will be a good place to put them. You forget that the ecomental system called Lake Erie is a part of your wider ecomental system — and that if Lake Erie is driven insane, its insanity is incorporated in the larger system of your thought and experience.
Not a new idea to me, but hopefully this article will bring it more exposure.