Monday, June 20, 2011

Is It Me

or is the world going mad?

Some timber companies have been found to be exceeding their permitted cutting allowance in the forests of southern Western Australia. And what, according to The West Australian newspaper, has the Conservation Commission suggested should be done to deal with this situation? Go on. Make a wild guess. Cut their allowance further? Fine them? Nope. They said the allocation is too small and that's why the companies have breached it. The solution? It's simple. Increase their allocations. Then they wouldn't have to cut more than they're allowed to.

Why didn't anyone else think of it before? Because, of course, cutting more of a resource like timber, which is restricted so forests remain sustainable, will work.

The article is here.


Rosanne Dingli said...

I find the logic bewildering.

Satima Flavell said...

Where will it end? For heaven's sake...!

Helen V. said...

I couldn't agree more, Rosanne and Satima. It was so absolutely ridiculous I reread the article three times thinking I must have somehow misread it.