Re: NANFA-- Re: NANFA-Need for Education

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 05 Jun 2001 13:04:58 -0400

>constantly regenerated. Then we hear that our SUV's are causing
>global warming. But our best scientists say there IS NO global
>warming. Then you whine that we are cutting down all the trees,
>the so-called "lungs of the earth". Aside from the fact that there
>are more trees on the face of the continent that there were 200
>years ago, the idea that we rely on them to produce the oxyegen
>we breathe has been proven false.
I take your point, Martin, that there are some people we'll never reach or
convince; the editors of the editorial page of the _Wall Street Journal_
come to mind immediately. I could argue with Rush's arguments above, about
local peasants with chainsaws being incapable of cutting down the planet's
rainforests. The truth is, these peasants aren't alone, that multinational
timber companies do much of the damage. But that would be private enterprise
doing the forests a favor by pruning them because natural processes are too
stupid to manage the forests correctly(?!?).

So I think we have to accept confrontation for the near future. But you
don't have to confront everyone, merely the aggressively ignorant...

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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