|Date:||Mar 04 2008 17:22:15|
Don't we have to 'person' barricades these days, and besides why could
anyone wish for barricades when all is to well on the farm?
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From: "Burke Nick (DEL)" <Nick.Burke2@xxxxxxxxxx.gov.uk>
To: "UK Tree Care" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 9:10 AM Subject: RE: CO2
I'm not sure at this point if I'm loosing the will to live or getting ready
to man the barricades. Vive la revolution! etc. maybe I'll just go home and
think about tree planting.
Nick Burke Planning Officer - Arboriculture Environmental Planning, Development Services Sheffield City Council, Howden House 1 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2SH T: 0114 2734198 F: 0114 2735002 email@example.com -----Original Message----- From: Julian Dunster [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: 04 March 2008 16:56 To: UK Tree Care Subject: Re: CO2 What a cheerful thread. At this stage it hardly matters whether the changes are 'natural' or 'human induced.' They are upon us in a big way. Things you don't see and perhaps don't hear about over there include: - open waters at the north pole - open waters in the high arctic to the extent that the north west passage may soon be open and ice free year round (serious issues for Canadian sovereignty) - extensive collapse of permafrost in the arctic leading to huge changes in infrastructure support - massive pest outbeaks in the forests due to mild winters never before seen in recored history. BC now has the largest pest outbreak in the world with all of our pine forest ravaged by the Mountain pine beetle, and it has crossed over the rockies and is moving into jack pine stands in N Alberta - species shifts are starting to occur with animals and insects moving into areas where they have not been seen before - Greenland icecap collapsing at a rate of over 1 metre per month (it was apparently once all forested, so should any of us live long enough, there will be loads of work to be done looking at pollen cores) I am sure part of the problem is simply too many people, requiring too many products, and producing too many mountains of waste. The sad part is, in my opinion, that the proletariat (for want of a better tem) is being brain washed into fretting about personal carbon footprints etc, while the elites continue to use up resources as they see fit (come to N America and look at conspicuous consumption on a grand scale, though I suppose you can go to Monaco etc for similar examples). No matter how much most of us reduce our mileage travelled, or number of flights, or amount of packing etc. it is largely trivial when compared to a few military flights, or the amount of fuel consumed shuttling diplomats around trying to stop wars or keep unwanted folks away from 'our' sources of fuel. PLanting trees in cities is good for many reasons, but promoting them as carbon storage is not one of them. I doubt we have enough land available anywhere to sequester enough carbon to make a difference. Still, not to worry. Gaia struggles on and may one day slough off the plague known as humanity. Right. I think I'll go and hug a tree now to make me feel better :) May even use Mike's Thor hammer to tap out a tune. jd -- The UK Tree Care mailing list To unsubscribe send mailto:email@example.com The UKTC is supported by The Arbor Centre http://www.arborcentre.co.uk/ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ The information in this email is intended for the addressee(s) only. If you are not the addressee, please tell us by using the reply facility in your email software as soon as possible. Sheffield City Council cannot accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of this message as it has been transmitted over a public network. If you suspect that the message may have been intercepted or amended please tell us as soon as possible. Sheffield City Council may monitor all email passing through its networks. -- The UK Tree Care mailing list To unsubscribe send mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org The UKTC is supported by The Arbor Centre http://www.arborcentre.co.uk/ -- The UK Tree Care mailing list To unsubscribe send mailto:email@example.com The UKTC is supported by The Arbor Centre http://www.arborcentre.co.uk/
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