|Industrial air pollution can travel many miles. As canaries once did, sphagnum and peat mosses can act as an early warning system, alerting humans to the poor quality of the air, at their own expense .|
I am aware that this project has focused on rural communities and therefore my last statement is a sweeping generalisation, but rural dwellers generally have to be much more proactive if they want anything to happen. There are many ways to categorise and compartmentalise the population of Great Britain, but the division between marginalised rural communities and large urban conurbations is vast. Yet they all share the same responsibilities.
Recent news items have demonstrated the increasing awareness Heads of State and government officials have regarding the importance of biodiversity, and the growing acceptance of the interconnected nature of human plant and animal welfare to that of the health and well being of the earth itself.