Guest Salmon in the Sky Posted February 3 Share Posted February 3 16-year-old climate and old-growth activist Kyle Hicks stands beside an ancient western red cedar in the Inland Temperate Rainforest in the Ladybird Creek Watershed. Logging as it is now practiced is an immoral practice that destroys nature. Not only does it destroy nature, it will slowly but surely kill us. Trees are the “Lungs of the Earth” because they create and cleanse the oxygen we breath. In logging (at least in how it is now practiced—clearcutting) we plunder and rape and kill our very breath of life—it can be no plainer than this. We also set off irreversible chain reactions and compromise our children’s futures. In the name of Love for our children we will cut down irreplaceable old-growth forests for temporal "satisfactory pleasures"—that all too soon lose their amusement. We deplete the soil, pollute the water and create landslides that the children will have to deal with. Do you call this love? It definitely is not. And with climate change threatening us this is definitely not the time to be procrastinating. We have the means and the ability to stop unsustainable forestry and get off fossil fuels. The only thing in the way is our sinful selves with not enough Love in our hearts to really stand up for what’s right, for the whole future of the planet, for everything special to us. Are you willing? Are you going to act? Are you going to act in love, now? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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