Mis­in­for­ma­tion con­tin­ues…

Mansfield Courier - - News -

AF­TER learn­ing of the State Gov­ern­ment’s de­ci­sion to end na­tive for­est log­ging in Vic­to­ria I can no longer be a quiet Aus­tralian.

Once again Co2 and par­rot glider hys­te­ria is wheeled out to jus­tify clos­ing an­other Aus­tralian in­dus­try.

All too of­ten Aus­tralian ways of life are be­ing trans­formed to pan­der to in­ner city seats and the short term gov­ern­ments.

All of this backed up by a moun­tain of ac­tivists on line, and on the ground glu­ing them­selves to roads in the name of cli­mate change.

These peo­ple aren’t en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists they are an­ar­chists. Wolves in sheep’s cloth­ing. Where are you when hun­dreds of wedge tailed ea­gles are killed by wind tur­bines?

This has been the case since the 80s when hon­est peo­ple like Pa­trick Moore (co-founder of Green­peace) left the move­ment when it be­gan the ab­surd cam­paign against chlo­ride treat­ment in wa­ter.

He states ‘ac­tivists preach that hu­mans are the en­e­mies of the earth’. When in re­al­ity we are of it. Be­cause we are of it, we can and do work with it.

From farm­ers to forestry work­ers to builders and trades­men, we all work with it.

Car­bon diox­ide is the ba­sis of all life on earth - all plants need it to grow.

We breathe it out.

Forests store it, and can store it for mil­lions of years.

It then be­comes coal and oil re­serves that we have pro­cessed the last two hun­dred years to de­velop the globe.

Bring­ing bil­lions out of poverty. Cur­rent higher Co2 lev­els are ac­tu­ally green­ing the planet.

This is mea­sured by ob­served satel­lite data.

Not com­puter pre­dic­tions.

No one is ar­gu­ing the world is pol­luted and needs clean­ing up. That’s a no brainer.

One only has to travel abroad to see that.

But ban­ning lo­cal na­tive log­ging isn’t and should not be part of this process.

Erect­ing a fence around some­thing is not con­ser­va­tion.

This might seem like ‘job done’ from the city or your week­end cabin but we the coun­try peo­ple suf­fer.

Fires are harder to man­age and hard­woods are trucked from Queens­land to the lo­cal hard­ware. Good work, peo­ple.

If only you weren’t so hyp­o­crit­i­cal. I am a lo­cal builder and have ed­u­cated my­self to build en­ergy ef­fi­cient homes.

It’s a move to­ward Pas­sive Haus, zero en­ergy loss homes.

Yes, out­lay is more.

This is not new tech­nol­ogy, but new to Aus­tralian con­sumers.

Un­for­tu­nately, up­take is al­most non-ex­is­tent.

Hard to be­lieve when there are so many sup­posed en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists out there.

Vil­lages in Europe man­age and har­vest their own forests, why can’t we?

Fun Facts:

Ppm = typ­i­cal mea­sure­ment of Co2 in the at­mos­phere;

Cur­rent Co2 lev­els = 411 ppm; Plants die at = 150 ppm or be­low, and start dy­ing at 180 ppm; High­est Co2 lev­els = 7000+ ppm; Co2 is pumped into green houses to 1200 ppm to in­crease yields.

Brent Chan­dler, Mer­ri­jig

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