On Mon, 26 Jun 2000 11:03:26 +0000, Maroc wrote:
>labour union. If Moore did a study be very cautious in using the info
>before double checking it. Cleverly twisting the facts is his job. Moore
>is certainly not a freind of the environmentalists in B.C.
"Twisting facts" as you say, or perhaps attempting to return at least a
minimum of scientific rigour to the whole realm of environmentalism,
which to no small degree has veered off into left field (as it were) in
the last ten or fifteen years.
Building on points of *common* interest is a proven method of effecting
incremental improvement. Collaborating with the people you're trying to
help change is more effective than confronting them. You catch more
flies with honey than with vinegar. Some of the most potent
environmental legislation in Vermont in the late '60s and early '70s
arose from a coalition of environmentalists and the Chanber of
Confrontation is very effective for empire-building within a narrow
constituency, but it really doesn't accomplish much change once the
issue has been brought onto the table.
I take the fact that Moore is collaborating with the forest industry as
a positive feature, and he's a whole bunch more likely to effect
positive change than 17 petitions.
Similarly, much of the real progress in agriculture these days is
coming not from the ongoing sandbox fight that certified organic
agriculture has become, but from the collaborative application of
certain agronomically sound organic principles and methods to
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