Mountain tops are vegetated by predominantly cold-loving plants. Maybe other species will “climb” higher as the impact of climate change, particularly the warming phenomenon accelerates? Let us hope the top of Table Mountain retains its much admired character for many generations to come.
Forever doesn’t exist for the earth and life on it; never did. The forever in people's minds is continually being scaled down, imperceptibly eroded as population numbers grow and human behaviour remains unaffected by the implications.
How much do decision makers really care about which little flower blooms on a remote mountain top? Probably they do care a little more about what it may all mean for future life on earth.
Such a statement sounds so outlandish, of such remote relevance or sense to those participating in the city rat race. The participants in that race care about as much as treadmill rats would! It is a metaphorical rat mentality that allows human affairs regarding nature to continue on a business as usual path in the twenty first century. The signs in the skies, the waters and the earth should not be ignored, will increasingly be in people's faces. The crescendo of frenetic living with no care about the planet is not sustainable!
Is he mad? His ideas sound so! It must be the rarefied air, too much freshness in it that affects his thinking to write like this. He is sure to return to normal in the reality asylum down in the city. Safely immersed in everyday rat living, the unwanted reality can be ignored again.