In 2020, more than two dozen financial institutions worldwide warned Brazil’s government about the conservation of its rainforest. “We recognize the crucial role that tropical forests play in tackling climate change, protecting biodiversity and ensuring ecosystem services”, the investors wrote.
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On 15th March 2021, the air quality index was recorded at 42 in Tokyo, 17 in Sydney and 26 in New York. The air quality in Beijing, on the other hand, was off the scale at 999. China offers an
In December 2016, the Australian government were the first in the world to declare a climate emergency. In the same year, the Paris Climate Agreement, adopted by 196 International Parties, entered into force. Its goal is to keep global warming
While climate change can be a politically controversial topic, tree planting rarely is. Planting trees and climate change are directly correlated. Even Donald Trump, who once said climate change was “a hoax perpetrated by China”, wanted to plant one trillion
In many ways, the history of deforestation is the same as the history of agriculture. When humans began to farm from about 10,000 BC onwards, trees were cut down to make space for crops and livestock.
The majority of farmland
Deforestation is the permanent removal of forests. Agriculture usually replaces the woodland. The practice has many negative impacts, such as the loss of biodiversity and the emission of greenhouse gases.
But, deforestation also has severe economic impacts. Removing forests can
Deforestation refers to both the human-driven and natural removal of trees. When debating whether we should destroy trees, it’s important to consider the various perspectives.
Firstly, what do we gain by cutting trees down? Secondly, what are the repercussions? This
Many famous people throughout history have appreciated the beauty and necessity of trees. Perhaps these tree planting quotes will help you see them in a new light and encourage you to plant a tree too.
Trees are far more
Deforestation is a growing problem in India. It has destroyed livelihoods, the environment and degraded the country’s soil.
The UN defines deforestation as converting forested land to another use that reduces tree canopy cover to under 10 per cent.
In our last article about the Amazon rainforest, we examined how 2020 could be even worse for deforestation in the Amazon. However, there could be light at the end of the tunnel. In the last five years, there has been