Why Cut Down the Trees

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    It has been claimed that there are more trees east of the Mississippi then there were when the white man arrived. I don’t know about that but it is a fact that trees are great mitigators of carbon in the atmosphere.

    While driving to NC on I-75 south of Atlanta I marveled at the forest of full grown trees on the expressway right of way. It was beautiful and intensely green from all the rain. No more. From Macon North some genius has decided to cut every piece of green down. Mulchers and chainsaws have cut it all. Every cloverleaf in north Georgia is being for all intents and purposes clear cut. Why? Where are the environmentalists? What is the point. How much is this costing. How much more will it cost to replant? This is just plain stupid and ugly. What could possibly be the reason for this?
     
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    Have not been down there in a long time, true?. I think I believe you..
     
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    They are greedy and ignorant.

    The two death knells for the human race.
     
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    Money.
     
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    The trees are being cut to make wood pellets to be burned in europe. Great swaths of trees are being cut down to fuel the "green" desire for biomass... You can drive through Wilmington NC, or Moorehead City, or several other port cities along the coat and the smell of trees being turned into pellets for european power plants hangs heavy in the air. They claim it is carbon neutral. It is neither greed nor money...it is green ignorance and madness. Much akin to making fuel out of food while much of the world starves...or sacrificing raptors, bats, and migratory birds in record numbers for an unreliable energy source.....all in the name of their crazy ideas about CO2.

    By the way.....in the studies that claim that burning biomass is carbon neutral.....they conveniently leave out the part about actually burning the biomass.

    Biomass energy: N.C. trees become U.K. power, but not without controversy | Port City Daily

    Why U.S. Forests Are Fueling Europe

    Europe's 'renewable' energy plan is actually destroying US forests

    Almost 100 percent of this abundant US energy source is being shipped overseas

    How Europe’s climate policies led to more U.S. trees being cut down
     
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    Yup ..the pellet mills are everywhere down here ..


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    Ridiculous.
     
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    I'm not familiar with this area so I Google mapped it. I-75 goes through a giant forest, in fact, most of GA is a forest. A couple trees really doesn't matter. Actually, it's algae and marine plants that give off 80 percent of the world's oxygen and they are thriving right now due to warmer oceans. I wouldn't worry about it, there are far more important things to worry about.
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    Ridiculous turning american trees into pellets to be burned in european power plants, or ridiculous, being the best argument you could put up in an effort to defend this indefensible practice?
     
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