Many of us in the modern world are city-dwellers. Most of the trees we encounter are in local urban parks.
And that's a problem. We're losing our intimate relationship and understanding of forests as the world urbanizes. We don't see the clear-cut hillsides, the splintered stumps and the plunder. They are outside our field of vision. Partly this stems from our mistaken sense that the natural wealth of the planet is boundless and inexhaustible. But this is folly.
We can no longer afford to cut-and-run. The forces that are destroying the world's last ancient forests need to be resisted, and the communities whose lives and culture are rooted there, defended. At stake is nothing less than the ability of the land, water and wildlife to provide for future generations.
Elsewhere in this issue we welcome the return of New Zealand-based contributor, John F Schumaker, who explains the difference between depression and demoralization in our modern consumer culture.
This edition of the New Internationalist magazine takes a special look at the assault on global forests and asks: is sustainable forestry an oxymoron?
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