There something nasty about reposting this – like posting an embarrassing photo of a sudden ex …
I think the worst thing I’ve ever read by Severin Borenstein by a factor of infinite (said due to Andrew Leach’s claim today that ” “It’s not correct to say you can’t have infinite growth with a finite resource”)
It’s only been two weeks since I wrote/compiled a post on wood burning that cited a good entry at the same blog as this “claim of learning” article today.
A couple of things that might be relevant other than a flippant disregard for the well-being of the planet:
- the Bay area has some of the worst air in the United States, and is among the most desirable places to live in the world (it’s a very weak contender for poor air quality internationally, as most of the residents there would know);
- the earth is NOT warming due to the invention of heating with wood, or the heavy utilization of California’s rapidly drying wood stock, and everybody on the planet knows it.
If you have respiratory issues and you can smell your neighbour’s fire, tell them you think they are acting like assholes – you’d appear like less of an asshole if you suggested they should get a modern stove instead of suggesting they eliminate wood heating for coal … or methane … or economics textbooks