Bum Rap

The Guardian's getting cheeky with us, reporting the soft toilet paper apparently Americans alone in the world enjoy is destroying the world.
The tenderness of the delicate American buttock is causing more environmental devastation than the country's love of gas-guzzling cars, fast food or McMansions, according to green campaigners.
The article's very funny and will teach you more about the bathroom tissue industry than you could want to know. But as the complaint is use of trees -- a completely renewable resource--

(Dave Dixon, a company spokesman, ... said the company used products from sustainbly farmed forests in Canada.)

and this is truly considered to be doing more damage than driving Hummers and raising too many methane-producing cows for our cheeseburgers, I am tempted to conclude there is no serious risk to the environment at all from anything Americans do. I wonder if that's the message the complainants here intended to convey? Curtsy: NLT