UN Briefing Signs of the Earth’s degradation: Do we care?

I am currently reading a book entitled “Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth,” a collection of essays edited by Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee. Chief Oren Lyons of the Onondaga Nation reflects on a prophecy of the degradation of Earth. The Onondaga were told that two very important signs would warn them of the extent of this degradation. One would be the acceleration of the winds. The other would be in the way people treated their children.