英语口语培训：Tree Fighters 保护树木人士
Cheryl: So, who are some of the people who arefighting to protect these trees besides you as anenvironmental scientist?
Nick: Well, in Tasmania, the first green political partywas developed, so yeah, they obviously want toprotect the forests a lot, and have big protests, tie themselves to trees. Sit up in trees toprotect the trees.
Cheryl: People actually still do that? Tie themselves to trees?
Nick: Oh, everyday in Tasmania.
Cheryl: Oh, really?
Nick: It’s a big issue. A very big issue.
Cheryl: That’s interesting. I once heard of a girl who lived in a tree for a month because shewanted to stop the deforestation company or people from taking down that tree, so shelived up there and she had people bring her supplies but she never came down.
Nick: That happens in Tasmania as well. There’s people today which are up in trees, maybe upto fifty which permanently live up in trees.
Nick: Yeah, so. I don’t know how they do it.
Cheryl: That’s kind of crazy … So Nick, from the companies point of view, playing the devil’sadvocate here, I think they provide jobs for all the people who are working to make trees intopaper. What do you think they have to say about that?
Nick: Well, it’s true, they do provide jobs, and some cities, some small towns do rely onlogging industry to provide jobs and support the shops in the place, but …
Nick: But! Yeah. So tourism is a very big industry in Tasmania, and maybe the logging industrytakes away tourists jobs as well, because it makes certain areas not useful for tourismanymore, not very pretty.
Cheryl: Yeah, you’re right. If the whole forest is missing, I guess nobody would really want togo and look at anything.
Nick: Yeah, there’re some really beautiful spots in Tasmania which have been many tarnished alittle by the logging industry.