I smell sulfur! I smell acid fumes! I small phosphate fertilizer!
John Muir the environment fairy, noticed things in New York getting scary. In 1908 pollution in the air and water became a complication. On top of that people of the U.S. continued to excessively extract resources from the earth. This was bad for the environment.
" We've mined everything in this area, we need to move on." said the people. However, there was nowhere for them to move on to. No more gold or minerals, they were all gone.
This is a you problem, not a me problem.
People of the city complained about the air quality." I smell Sulfur! I smell acid fumes! I smell phosphate fertilizer!" yelled the people.
But we don't speak of this.
" Voila! More resources! I need to make sure they don't deplete these ones too. I'll make sure people preserve this resource. I am John Muir the environment fairy."
" These fumes you are smelling are your fault! Stop polluting the air with your factory deposit." There isn't anything I can do about their ignorence. It is up to them to change their ways.
Without me this is what America would look like. Deserted, torn apart, and broken. Within the next hundred years we would keep depleting our resources. People would have no resources to survive.