SO, NEW forestation is proposed in our area, no doubt deemed essential to fight global warming.
What hypocrisy it all is. More good farming land going to commercial forestry, no doubt with government subsidy handouts.
Yet, we are to have imported meat from the other side of the world. Does that transport not cause pollution, contributing to global warming?
No one questions the pollution from the hundreds of lorries transporting timber through our villages. Come and observe it in Newcastleton, Rowanburn, Canonbie or on the A7.
No one questions the pollution from the thousands of delivery vans because people were not allowed to shop for themselves which has now become ‘the norm’.
No one questions the earth’s destruction by Elon Musk’s production of his chains of satellites or Bezos Amazon taking a space tourist – ticket £20m, China’s three-man crew sent to their space station or the massive destruction caused by the UK government’s HS2 etc.
But let us not forget; sheep are ruining the hills in this country, of course, not the thousands of feet of tourists and cows fart, causing global warming.
Do the high heed yins no pass wind?
Hypocrisy, hypocrisy, hypocrisy.