[pct-l] Forest Fires
blisterfree at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 12 17:28:57 CDT 2006
Greg, I believe the correct answer is human ignorance and
greed. Not sure how much of that grows in the classroom, but
it seems like a good place to put the brakes on it.
>The first thing I ask the class to do is for anyone to
> just ONE thing ... that does not directly or indirectly
> come out of the earth?
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From: <Bighummel at aol.com>
To: <jerrygoller at backpackgeartest.org>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [pct-l] Forest Fires
> Oil and Trees; they are both natural, believe it or not.
> Both are vitally
> important to our society. I haven't heard of one person
> who has hiked the
> PCT who got to the trailhead without using oil in some
> In 6th grade earth studies courses, I have been asked to
> come in and speak
> as a geologist. The first thing I ask the class to do is
> for anyone to name
> just ONE thing in the classroom (including all of the
> people, clothes, lights,
> tooth implants, earrings, lights, flooring, desks,
> pencils, contact lenses,
> shoes, etc.) that does not directly or indirectly come out
> of the earth?
> Come on, put your thinking caps on.
> If you can't guess what it is, I will post the answer
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