Powerful Environmentalists, Hurting the Environment?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/05/14 16:17:19
Environmentalists are almost unfailingly liberal urbanites and suburbanites who follow the in-vogue eco-trends as dogma, fancying that the marketing campaigns telling them that carrying a reusable shopping bag does something at all meaningful to help the environment without doing any of their own research or critical thinking into the matter.

They imagine that top-down, big-government mass dictates are the most efficient and effective way to combat environmental degradation, when in reality, the many artifices of big government are some of the environment's worst offenders. True conservationists, who actually know a damn thing or two about how ecosystems work, understand that a slow-moving bureaucracy operating with imperfect knowledge and politically-influenced fiat does a reliably poor job of environmental stewardship.

Federal forest-fire policy, for example, has inflicted terrible harm upon the temperate deciduous awesomeness that is America's wildnerness, as the LA Times reported this week. Environmentalists tend to think that the more trees you have, the better, and that if you just leave forests be, they'll thrive on their own through time immemorial. That couldn't be further from the truth, but the environmentalist-laden Department of Interior continues to drag its feet on logging permits, at the expense of both unemployment in the timber industry and water scarcity in the West.

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  • *goodbye* 2012/06/18 17:06:24
    How would I run my steel mill with environmentalists
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/05/14 16:18:14 (edited)
    ~ The Rebel ~
    Today, the hottest and thirstiest parts of the United States are best described as over-forested. Vigorous federal protection has stocked semiarid regions of public land with several billion trees too many. And day after day these excess trees deplete a natural resource that has become far more precious than toilet paper or 2-by-4's: water.

    Scientists and water managers report that 39 states face water scarcity. Much of the nation's freshwater shortfall comes from our population growth, waste, hunger and contaminants. But we must also now implicate the escalating thirst of unnatural forests.


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