[Clayart] Toxic chems

Paul Gerhold gerholdclay at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 17:27:14 EDT 2019

It is always so convenient for American to decry the ecological devastation in the rest of the world while ignoring what is happening here.  


> On Aug 27, 2019, at 12:52 PM, Jim Brown <jbrown1000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Michael, I have to disagree a little with what you have said about the rain
> forest.  It is reported that over the last 10 years an area the size of
> France has been clear cut and the majority of that turned into fields for
> cattle and now, a lot of what is being burned is being turned into soy bean
> farms - to replace what China is not buying from the US any more and will
> probably never buy again.
> And the rain forest in South America is not the only place in the world
> this is being done.
> As for the forest re-growing - will not happen as it is for several hundred
> years, if ever.  Some plants come back but many then crowd out a lot of the
> diversity of what what there before.  Just like here in the mountains of NC
> when there is a fire - fire cherry is the first that comes back.  It takes
> the heat of a fire to open the seed pods and the fire cherry explodes but
> in areas that have been burned many, many years ago what is there now is
> nothing like what was there before the fire.
> An, of course, this doesn't even begin to account for the animals and other
> life that is lost forever.  We don't even have a record of some of the
> animal and plant life in the rain forest so don't even know what we have
> lost.
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