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A Study Shows the Influence of Man on Trees' Abundance


There are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth a study lead* by Yale University found. That means about 422 trees per person. Yet, since man inhabited the planet he managed to destroy almost 46 percent of the total number of the trees! And the process doesn't stop. Almost 15 billion trees diminish each year because of our actions... 

"Trees are among the most prominent and critical organisms on Earth, yet we are only recently beginning to comprehend their global extent and distribution," said Thomas Crowther, lead author of the study and a Yale Climate & Energy Institute post-doctoral fellow at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. "We have nearly halved the number of trees on the planet, and we've seen the impacts on climate and human health as a result…"


So, dear friends and colleagues, today we ask you a question: What are the most important measures we should do take in order to save Earth's lungs – the trees? Please, share your thoughts and comments below...


source: environment.yale.edu
*Researchers from 15 countries took part in the study. You can read the full text on Nature.com . Just click here.

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