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Here’s my problem with earth day


those pictures of empty lots of trees sure does look devastation, but in actuality, Fern Gully doesn’t exist. We don’t get our lumber from rain forests. The forests we use for paper and 2x4s are replanted, and there are now more trees in the world because of them.

Rain forest devastation is caused by slash and burn farming. Here’s the problem, the people who do this aren’t working for some large corporation,they’re just trying to feed their families through sustenance farming. It’s how their parents did it, and its the only thing that is economically possible for them.

There’s not a simple black and white solution in environmentalism. There aren’t good guys who save the earth and bad guys who destroy it. It’s much much more complected than that. 

Just try to remember that today.