Climate change does not bode well for picky-eaters

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Subject: Climate change does not bode well for picky-eaters
From: Burnice Starkey <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:11:00 +1000
Rainforests seed rain. Forests assist climate balance and carbon sequestering. 
Natural destruction through lightning started bush fires do not strongly effect 
thick canopied rainforest.  Mankind is responsible for the huge destruction of 
these forests and has tipped the balance. 
Compound it further with the extra loads we put upon our enviroment with carbon 
emissions, erosion and soil degradation, I feel that to doubt that we need to 
address these issues and to assist in slowing the distinction of species is 
extremely egocentric. 
As we look at past generations and shake our heads with disbelief at their 
understanding of science and belief systems, our youth will find us 
irresponsible and willfully destructive to have charged-on in our greed for 
resources, development, progress, financial gain and self-indulgence. We have 
knowledge and we have alternatives and actively choose that it is inconvenient 
to make adjustments.
We flush our toilets with drinking water, we support multinationals that tear 
down rainforests to grow palms for oil, we invest in shares or allow our 
Superannuation  Funds to support unsustainable corporations, we expect others 
to carry the burden before we relinquish our comforts and we support short-term 
thinking governments. 
I regret my past acts of self importance and try to contribute wherever and 
whenever I can, both in Australia and abroad. I hope more like-minded folk make 
the time to do the what they can.

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