Why Do We Need to Plant Trees This Time?

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Most of us may know how important trees are to both humans and animals. But why do world-known media organizations post about trees if we already know about them?


Image from Greenpeace.org

In my opinion and maybe some of you would agree, it's because these organizations need to remind us why we need trees. Our minds are clouded with ideas and reminders for our personal and business-related priorities. Those ideas would then pile up, and guess what! we do not notice where do our environmental ideas go to.

The number of information we take in everyday is enormous and we can't process them all, that's why our brains prioritize according to our needs (and sometimes our wants). 

What if we tell you why you need to prioritize thinking of planting trees this time? We'll also tell you again why we need to through these facts from an article by Environment Editor Damian Carrington in The Guardian:

  • Planting billions of trees across the world is the most available and the cheapest solution to fight climate change.

  • Trees, especially the mature and fully-grown ones, "absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global heating."

  • Trees are needed to "stop the climate crisis becoming even worse."
  • A worldwide tree planting (and taking care of those trees) "could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that have been pumped into the atmosphere by human activities, a figure the scientists describe as mind-blowing."

  • Professor Tom Crowther of Swiss University ETH Zürich, tree planting is "a climate change solution that doesn't require President Trump to immediately start believing in climate change, or scientists to come up with technological solutions to draw carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere."

If we are thinking of technological solutions to fight climate change, we need to think again because according other scientists "warned that technological solutions will not work on the vast scale needed." 

Why do we need to parttake? It's because of our future generation. Imagine how you'll tell stories about you climbing trees while you were still young, and your grandchildren cannot connect with you. Instead they asked you, "what are trees?" 

Are you prepared to answer that question? Would you blame other people even though you are part of the generation who continued to ignore and chose not to plant trees?

If each of us planted and takes care of one tree, the future generation can relate to the life we had when we were young as them. 

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