Author: Hendrikus van Hensbergen. Review by James Gordon
When young I read The Man who Planted Trees by Jean Giono, a visionary work from 1953. This was a decade before Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, widely seen as having launched the environmental movement. I remember the exhilaration of reading about this man who quietly and single-handedly reforested his land, and the sorrow when I realised it was fiction. I also remember thinking: ‘Yes, but it could be true. It could become true.’ In How You Can Save the Planet, it has.
You need to login to read subscriber-only content and/or comment on articles.