Doomsday Greenie Michael McCarthy of UK Independent bids farewell: ‘Man is fallen and will destroy the Earth – but at least we greens made him wait’
'I still think Man will destroy the Earth. It is a pessimistic valedictory note I offer, for you cannot focus closely on what is happening and not be a pessimist. But there is more to Man, I do accept, than simply a destroyer, and the pessimism is not unmitigated: the chainsaws may outnumber them, and the chainsaws ultimately may win, but the green campaigners were there, and they fought'
‘This will be my last week as Environment Editor after 15 years at The Independent. It has been a privilege to work for a newspaper which puts the environment first’