Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is an ecological warning that still rings true today amidst the dangers of clear-cutting, pollution, and disregard for the earth's environment. Great book.
Check out the video (below) someone did a great job of putting the Lorax together with a song by Cat Stevens.
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