Climate change does not bode well for picky-eaters

To: Burnice Starkey <>
Subject: Climate change does not bode well for picky-eaters
From: Carl Clifford <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:05:48 +1100
Well said, Burney. I heartily agree.

Carl Clifford

> On 27 Jan 2015, at 11:11 am, Burnice Starkey <> 
> wrote:
> 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.
> Burney
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