The Future Must Be Green

By Pamela Nowicka

October 2013 FEATURE
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Can we afford to lose any more ecosystems? Less and less so, obviously. Since Malaysia is still a developing country, it has a chance to take a different path and do its best to balance economic development with ecological health.The bird catchers came on Sunday, three men smoking cigarettes and talking in loud voices. They settled in the tiny padang beside my garden. “Catching birds?” I asked. “Yes, catching birds,” answered one. I pointed to some pigeons. “Catch them.” “Not...

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Pamela Nowicka

An author and award-winning documentary maker with the BBC, Pamela Nowicka has been an evangelist for green issues for over three decades. As an investigative journalist she has written environmental and social justice stories for The Guardian, The Independent and The Times.