- Oct 30, 2015
The amount of environment damage caused by people manually digging up turf from their bog smallholding was insignificant in comparison to say the amount of C02 that the average person produces today. And back then that was the only option available for many to keep their house warm in winter.Very environmentally damaging now - those days are over
Besides we are all a lot more prosperous now and dont need to be digging up turf for the fire anymore
But yeah the industrial digging up of turf by Bord Na Mona amounts to monumental environmental vandalism. Certainly loses our moral high ground when it comes to ability to condemn Brazil or other tropical countries cutting down their rain forests.