"ozbird" <>, "Niels Poul Dreyer" <>
Re: lifestyles & birding
"Susan Myers" <>
Wed, 2 Dec 1998 18:17:13 +1100
> Yes, do not complain about rainforest fires caused by global warming,
> bleaching of coral reefs and the extinction of 1000+ birds within the
> 10 years. That what you get from that lifestyle!. And do not blame
> governments; they are just a mirror of public opinion like yours.
> Unfortuanally 95% of the Australians probably agree with you! Enjoy the
> birds while you can-they will not be around for long!
You obviously have some valid arguments but I do note that you seem to
travel overseas extensively. While I personally have no argument with you,
many people would also point out that planes also blow a lot of smoke! Very
few people from developing countries can afford the luxury of flying in a
jumbo jet. My point is that we are all (in developed countries including
Europe) guilty of conspicuous consumption. I believe your Australian list
is well over 600; how did you travel around? The problem you rightly pose
is just possibly a bit more complicated than your rather simplistic
solutions would suggest.
For the record I also own a 4wd - it is a 1.6L Toyota (can't get much
smaller than that...) & I am certainly not endorsing Tony's comments either
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