According to Al Jenkins (June 4 Letters) “every tree you log puts our home in a more precarious position.” Well, no. More accurately, “every tree you log avoids the use of concrete, steel, aluminum and petrochemicals and acts to safeguard our precarious position.”
Very few things in this overpopulated world will be 100 per cent perfect when we have eight billion mouths to feed, house and clothe. Yes, we are living off the Earth’s capital, now and for the foreseeable future, and our current task is to minimize that impact. Sustainable BC and Sunshine Coast forestry have an important global role to play in this big picture. Cloud-cuckoo pronouncements about an end to logging are dangerously NIMBY and completely out of touch with reality.
Al may be worried about his grandchildren, but with plywood already at $100 a sheet, I have to wonder where they will live.
Tony Greenfield, Halfmoon Bay