From the introduction:
Cry Vengeance for the Murder of the World.
In centuries past the dagger of science was driven into the heart of the world. Great cities rose from the ground, reaching for but never managing to grasp the heavens. In our struggle to leave the Earth behind, the Earth was neglected, mistreated, abused. Our eyes turned upwards, we never looked down to see the violence committed daily upon the planet's soul. And soon enough it was too late, and we scarcely noticed the blood upon our hands.