[extropy-chat] FWD [PvT] Terraforming Earth [WAS: FWD (SK) TheComing Climate Collapse]

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 13 22:05:39 UTC 2004

--- Brent Neal <brentn at freeshell.org> wrote:
> ObLibertarian: If you have private landownership of these large
> forests, how do you prevent people from making a rational economic
> decision to cut them down with out regulations or financial
> incentives?

The stripped value of the land is the financial disincentive against
deforestation. Virtually all deforestation occurs on public lands that
are leased by industry. Leasing eliminates long term stewardship and
negative price signalling one deals with when one owns the land and has
to figure in future resale value.

Mike Lorrey
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