New Poll Shows 69% of Americans Want to End Logging on Public Lands

Joseph Zorzin redoak at forestmeister.com
Sat Oct 10 08:12:17 EST 1998


Larry Caldwell wrote:
> 
> In article <199810010046.AAA28583 at fsp.fsp.com>, tkellar at FSP.FSP.COM
> says...
> 
> > Hum.., but maybe we could consume less.  I personally would prefer
> > my house to be built from concrete and iron and brick and stone than
> > from wood: it would be safer from tornados and would last longer.
> 
> Were you aware that it takes 2 lbs of coal to manufacture one lb of
> cement, and that steel manufacturing not only burns coke, but also drives
> the CO2 out of huge amounts of limestone?  You end up with a structure
> that may not blow away, but is terribly hazardous in an earthquake
> without massive reinforcements.
> 
> -- Larry

And a house made with no wood would look as ugly as most modern urban
architecture.

-- 

Joseph Zorzin



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