There’s more nonsense to read here, but his quote is so perfect:
“No forest of any kind should be used to make toilet paper,” said Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist and waste expert with the Natural Resource Defense Council.
There’s rigorous science. Of any kind? What about planting and maintaining new forests for the purpose of harvesting, thus producing on net more trees? Or managing existing forests that would otherwise be clear cut? And yes, he clearly said that to make a point and that’s the point. He’s supposed to be the scientific reference, not the ideological reference.
Other fun points include mentioning bleaches which have nothing to do with softness, but they get to lump it in because “soft” tissues are often also bleached. Wouldn’t want to suggest that there could be useful improvements that didn’t buy in to the whole bandwagon.