In support of Neil Young:
Hi. Here’s a letter to the Calgary Herald re Hiroshima and the tar sands from someone who was there. – Neil Young #honourthetreaties
Reg. remarks made by Mr. Neil Young comparing the oil sands in Fort McMurray to Hiroshima, I would like to add my comments. I am from Nagasaki which was a-bombed together with Hiroshima. My late sister was one of bomb survivors.
Last fall I was at the Natural History Museum in London and saw the exhibition of WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR(2013) in which a
photography of Tar Sands titled OIL SPOILS by the Canadian photographer Mr. Garth Lenz was displayed as the winner of RUNNER-UP 2013 for the category of World in Our Hands Award.
Although Hiroshima & Nagasaki were both totally incinerated and thousands of people were killed, the aerial photograph of Tar Sands which I saw for the first time is much more scary ,ugly and disturbing than photos of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. I agree with Mr. Young reg.this matter. We should all work to stop the further terrible destruction of the planet.