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Many Japanese speak English. But they do not think our thoughts. They worship at other shrines; profess another creed; observe a different code. They can no more be moved by Christian pacifism than wolves by the bleating of sheep. We have to deal with a people whose values are in many respects altogether different from our own.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

The Mission of Japan, 1937

What's wrong with planting new forests?

Recorded: August 26th, 2019

Notes:

The video above is slowed to 90% of the original speed and lasts just over three and a half minutes (there's also the option of downloading a four minute version slowed to 80%). One way of using the video is to pause it when the title appears and then solicit answers from the class. If no-one can come up with a reason then brainstorm or introduce a list of such phrases as:

  • I don't know!
  • No idea!
  • You tell me!
  • Your guess is as good as mine!
  • Who knows?

Next go through various regions of the world and ask the class who thinks tree cover has increased there and who thinks tree cover has decreased. Then watch the video. Alternatively use this sheet.

getfile: What's wrong with planting new forests?

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