Well said, Burney. I heartily agree.
> On 27 Jan 2015, at 11:11 am, Burnice Starkey <>
> 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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