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Global forests are fast disappearing. Time to stop the destruction.

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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.

Last stand: saving the world's forests

This edition of the New Internationalist magazine takes a special look at the assault on global forests and asks: is sustainable forestry an oxymoron?

NOTE: This trial subscription will start with the Forests issue, plus you'll receive the following three issues free of charge, and there's no obligation to continue as a subscriber after that. For you it's $38 value. You'll pay only a $0.50 administration fee.

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Previous New Internationalist articles on sustainability

In the meantime you can read previous New Internationalist articles that give a unique global perspective on environmental sustainability.

ISBN / Barcode: 9770305952014

Product features
  • Find out what's really happening to the world's forests
  • Learn about the deficiencies in certified sustainable forestry
  • Receive this special issue plus 3 more as they are published
  • 40 pages

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