In The Idea of a Local Economy, Berry states that, "The danger now is that those who are concerned will believe that the solution to the 'environmental crisis' can be merely political." This is not the way to solve this problem. As a country we have seen what has happened when we give the power to the politicians and expect them to help the environment. They fail to do anything with our requests normally. We need to take this problem into our own hands. That is what Berry is trying to get at. He also talks about the oversimplification and how it is a problem and I like how he gives the reader a solution to why the environmental crisis is getting bad and isn't changing. I like how he comes out and tells the reader what he is fighting for and is very blunt about which some people might not like but I think it helps get his point across.
An issue that I think is overlooked is the Emerald Ash Borer problem that the U.S. has. We are looking at a possible wipeout of a tree species that has large numbers in the U.S. or at least it used to. The Ash borers have put a huge dent in the population and it is only getting larger and larger. They can kill an Ash tree in as little as 2-3 years and they have dented the population so much when they were only first detected in Toledo in 2003, and now they are everywhere in Ohio. They live within the bark of the tree and the metallic green and only about a half inch long. They are interesting and dangerous to the billions of Ash trees that Ohio has. I suggest calling if you suspect your tree has them in it so that we can help to stop the spread of this pest.