Applause greeted the end of the presentation
For almost 90 minutes he held attention captive with
presentation and Q& A
smooth, fluid speaking
nuauced, thoughtful answers.
Environmental integrity and ecological commitment
not so much coated in, as impregnated.
In the mid-1980s I watched
with a blend of outrage and marvel
pre-Greenpeace old inorganic material –
transformers, truck bodies, refrigerators
were placed on the McMurdo Sound’s frozen waters
dissolving from view with the dissolving ice.
The speaker had been a senior manager
no mention of the then environmental vandalism
an eco-warrior now.