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LETTER: Stop deforestation in P.E.I.

Don’t let writing letters to the editor become a dying art.
Don’t let writing letters to the editor become a dying art.

There is a lot of international outcry about all the deforestation going on in Brazil — 4,281 square miles of forest was destroyed to make agricultural land in this past year. The world needs more carbon capture from forests.

When I tried to do the math on a per capita basis, I think Prince Edward Island is way worse to our forests than the Brazilians. A conservative guess is on P.E.I. there were 2,000 acres of land cleared for agriculture last year. Given that our population is 140,000 and Brazil's is 209.5 million people, we are 3,500 per cent worse than they are ... somebody please check my math on this.

Indentured, export agriculture, deforestation and tourism were always Haiti's economic plan and they are the poorest place on earth. Why is it also our plan on P.E.I.? No more deforestation, please. Cap it and come up with a better plan for P.E.I. I am the Lorax, planting trees, in metro Fernwood, P.E.I.


Ranald MacFarlane,
Fernwood


 

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