Ghost Forest is an original and ambitious project by Angela Palmer that seeks to raise public awareness of the connections between deforestation and climate change. It involves taking a series of 10 rainforest tree stumps, most with their buttress roots still attached, from a regulated, commercially logged tropical rainforest in Ghana. The tree stumps will be presented as a “ghost forest” firstly in Trafalgar Square in London, and then in Copenhagen to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference in December.
The real difficulty is with the vast wealth and power in the hands of
the few and the unscrupulous who represent or control capital.
Hundreds of laws of Congress and the state legislatures are in the
interest of these men and against the interests of workingmen. These
need to be exposed and repealed. All laws on corporations, on
taxation, on trusts, wills, descent, and the like, need examination
and extensive change. This is a government of the people, by the
people, and for the people no longer. It is a government of
corporations, by corporations, and for corporations. — How is this?
~ Rutherford B. Hayes
19th President of the United States
(1822 – 1893)