Apr 14·edited Apr 14Author

I'll start. Having just spent nine days on an island, an eco-paradise that is at grave risk due to climate change...there's a finite number of pristine natural areas in the world. The number of pristine natural areas is shrinking. They can't be replaced. I have a hard time viewing mitigation efforts as nothing but "greenwashing."

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Apr 15Liked by Bob Dolgan

Previously untouched natural areas need full protection. Restoration unlikely to result in pre- intrusion results( due to inability to replicate complex systems). Ecosystems completely degraded by overuse essentially are probably best used as resource farms

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I would like to read the book before I make an intelligent comment about environmental mitigation, so I'll just offer an observation about wood used in construction and renovation. I live in Chicago and currently there are 3 dumpsters on my short block. Two brick 2 flats are being gutted with only the brick walls remaining. All the interior woodwork, wood room dividers, supports and wood floors removed and tossed in a dumpster. None of it reused. New wood in renovations and new construction is many times wasted and tossed in a dumpster. There is no incentive to use wood wisely. Is the cost too low? I don't know. If the cost to fill a dumpster and send it to a land fill was to quadruple maybe developers would have more of an incentive to conserve and possible less need for new wood products and less cutting down trees.

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