The Radicals: How Extreme Environmentalists Are Made

“It was on one of his weekend getaways that Irwin found himself sitting in a clearing contemplating suicide. It was difficult to stop thinking about his stepfather. The doctors believed the cancer was the result of his years spent working as a chemical engineer for Union Carbide. Irwin wasn’t a doctor, but he knew that when his stepfather came home from work he’d immediately jump in the shower to get the thick layer of chemicals off his skin. And now, when he thought of the cries of pain waiting for him at home, suicide seemed like a good option.”

via The Radicals: How Extreme Environmentalists Are Made – Zachary Fryer-Biggs & Malcolm Cecil-Cockwell – National – The Atlantic.

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