The little that we can do is preserve our forests; but than for who's benefit, we may ask at a time when we really and truly need exports to bring in much needed money for our people.
We have to do it in a way nature will allow us to do in a sustainable way...but as we all know, that is not the case in PNG.
It is a global disease, the natural processes are accelerated and brought on by big powerful industrial nations,who pollute the global atmosphere. They want our people in rural villages in the highlands to preserve rain-forest but the same industrial powers be don't give a rats ass as to the real sufferings of our coastal/island/atoll peoples?
PNG is a land of higlands and mountains, lowlands and coasts, islands and atolls.
We are supposed to be one people; one nation; one country.
We cannot allow the global events and foreign powers tear us apart from each other. We have a huge responsibility to resettle our people to higher grounds, we have a responsibility to resettle our island and atoll people to new places. We have a huge bill to pay to relocate our present towns, infrastructures like roads, wharfs, airports to higher safer grounds, we have a bill too high that will further burden our small economy...the overall cost of these relocations, disruptions will far out-weigh the money the 2 LNG projects will bring in.
We will continue to live on borrowed time even on our own land if we do not do things correctly today.