posted on Dec, 13 2005 @ 07:34 PM
Originally posted by Dulcimer
Do they even understand the current implications of Kyoto? Do they realise how much it will cost?
I would think that Jim Harris and his group would make it their business to know. It is, after all, their entire platform.
From what I understand so far, after the latest meetings in Montreal, the agreement is to go beyond what the Kyoto initially called for. What exactly
it all means, I don't know yet, but, I've read that the Americans have agreed to the terms and goals. Now, if Paul martin can just shake the effects
of his chastisement of the Bush Government, we may have something workable.
Abolishing things that "hurt" the environment does not fix other problems.
Perhaps, if we severely cut back on airborne pollutants, we can save on the health care costs associated with them. There are in excess of 5,000
deaths yearly attributed to them in Ontario alone. How much is involved with the care and treatment of those suffering related ailments who do not
Say they cut down on logging. Where do the loggers go to get jobs? Etc.
If we were to invest in furniture making, such as the Ikea plant we nearly got in BC, and also put more cash into mills instead of just shipping raw
logs to mills south of the border, then we could put some of these loggers back to work. The logging jobs that we have lost are because of the unfair
trade practices with the Americans through NAFTA. I doubt we'll ever stop logging, just maybe clear cutting in areas where replanting doesn't make
sense. In areas where logging is most intensive, like Timmins, there are huge tracts of land where the trees are planted and harvested just like
farms. Ask any treeplanter how much is replanted there yearly, they'll tell you all about it. A good tree planting outfit is called Outland
Reforestration...I know because one of my sons planted 750,000 trees personally
over 5 years.
strengthen our economy by conserving our ecology.
I don't think that's so crazy...if we don't take care of our fresh water supply, it'll be worth nothing if we can't drink it. Nor would it
support a commercial fishery or a sport fishery, both of which are a valuable resource. The same goes for our forestry industry, since poor harvesting
practices lead to soil erosion, etc.