Mick F wrote:Too many damned trees out there. We should cut them down and provide heat for the needy.
I'm afraid if we all did that there'd be no trees left,which is what we've almost done,which is why we're producing more harmful gases than the trees can process into harmless gases.
The problem is that theres too many people and not enough trees! Because the people chop down trees quicker than they can grow or they chop down trees and then go on to use the land to rear beef cattle the cattle eat the saplings,and so on and so on...............'til theres nowt left.
Six+ billion of us at the last count,how much more of us can the planet sustain?
Ever watched a fox rid itself of fleas?
It picks up a stick in its mouth then slowly goes into a lake,slowly the fleas make their way to the fox's head ,then slowly the fox sinks its head under the water until all the fleas make their way onto its nose,then gradually the fleas go onto the stick.
The fox then lets go of the stick.
Result, no more irritation,this process doesn't get rid of all the fleas but enough to make the fox comfortable again.
Now look at human history,how many civilisations have grown and died out?
The planet can handle itself,its us that think we can handle the planet!
The fleas thought they owned the fox.