Nature causes death. It takes up too much space. It brings ice onto the roads, germs into our living rooms, and water through the windows.
REAL Nature is disconnected from our FANTASY about it: I, like most people, want Nature… functional and in its place.
How we Americans view NATURE, and how we think about it, is different from how we occupy and use it.
We all say that we love nature, but if we stop for a moment and are honest with ourselves, we can see the radical difference between what we say and what we do. This is a much-needed reality check for all of the Nature-lovers out there. Nature today is a commodity that is inserted, in bits and pieces, into an environment that is itself a constructed product of our will. It does what we want, and sadly, all we want is to enjoy the view without being inconvenienced.
Martha Schwartz, I hate nature (2008)