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?
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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