"There used to be a clamout, but now it seems like a murmur. I think that that applies to the dawn chorus (an audio-shadow of its former glory) and to the sound of buzzing insects in a meadow on a hot summer's day, but also to the voices to the environment movement. Is that how it seems to you? Considering the lack of bird song and lack of buzzing insects, everyone seems very quiet about the state of nature. That's how it seems to me."