flodding in Central America

schumine at ix.netcom.com schumine at ix.netcom.com
Tue Nov 17 02:10:21 EST 1998


Of coarse most of those hillsides were cleared to grow food or raise cattle to
meet basic needs that most americans take for granted.  But I guess that is
what these "informed" newsgroups are for.

In article <365003E2.426ADEAA at forestmeister.com>,
  Joseph Zorzin <redoak at forestmeister.com> wrote:
> When I first heard about the flooding, caused by a hurricane, I
> suspected that the real cause was deforestation. Now I see in the lead
> editorial of my local paper that this in fact was the case. Areas where
> the rain forest was NOT harvested on the hillsides did not get flooded.
>
> But of course, we DARE NOT challenge those SACRED "PROPERTY RIGHTS" of
> those hillside landowners, the local aristocrats; by insisting that all
> logging be done under the direction of professional foresters. Heck no.
> Who cares if thousands died in the flooding. None of the aristocrats
> died, they have their mansions up on safe ground.
>
> --
> Joe Zorzin
> http://forestmeister.com
> z-mail, list server, for the Massachusetts forestry revolution of '98
> read about it at http://forestmeister.com/z-mail.html
>

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