All should determine if their worldview and actions cause more harm than good beyond the narrow circle of their vested interests and investors. -- Our forests are the main “carbon sinks” that absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide and give off life-sustaining oxygen. Millions of acres of dead and dying forests mean more devastating forest fires and more air pollution. -- Particulate air pollution comes, especially, from the burning of fossil fuels. The volume of mail received prohibits personal replies, but questions and comments of general interest will be discussed in future columns.