“…seeing the incredible amount of work that young students are putting into climate action today has sparked the energy in me that existed as a silent, burning fire. Seeing Greta Thunberg sitting at the Swedish Parliament made me realize that I am not at all alone. I’m not crazy for having an intense reaction to an unprecedented global emergency.”
The Klondike gold rush was an excellent example of a reciprocal relationship between human connections to nature and industrial culture. Though humans had to travel far to reach the Klondike, they could not be separated from the industrial context that they sprung from. And though their industrial network reformed the natural environment, nature continued to have a close relationship with humans in the Klondike region.