I understand why
and I know it’s allowed
but I also know it isn’t necessary so:
It’s appalling this layer of smoke over Canterbury for the last month on every nice day.
It’s appalling that a third world practice persists in a country that trades on its ‘clean – green’ image.
It’s appalling that an arable farmer can fire paddocks, burning the carbon in the surface of the soil, when a forest owner has to buy carbon credits when a tree is felled.
It’s appalling that a high-tech farmer can increase profit by transferring the environmental cost of poor practice to the population at large through air pollution, anthropogenic global warming and depleting the soils natural potential.
Bottom line: this pall of smoke is unsustainable and needs to end.