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Open Letter: Post Keystone Win, Time to End Natural Forest Logging

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An open letter/essay addressed to climate change luminaries Bill McKibben of 350.org and Michael Brune of the Sierra Club: After yesterday’s significant yet symbolic Keystone pipeline victory, not only must the climate movement demand an end to old-growth forest logging; it is time to speak of ending all natural forest logging to limit climate change and sustain the biosphere. Together with leaving fossil fuels in the ground, working for an end to industrial logging of natural forests will protect vital old-growth and allow dwindling natural ecosystems to age, recover, spread, reconnect, and sequester carbon in order to avert the worst impacts of climate change while avoiding global ecosystem collapse.

"Again, loss and diminishment of terrestrial ecosystems is a critical component of abrupt climate change and is collapsing the biosphere. You both are well placed like few others to do something about it." – Dr. Glen Barry

Read more: www.ecointernet.org/2015/11/07/open-letter-post-keystone-win-time-to-end-natural-forest-logging/

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