Category Archives: Deforestation

Who Still Thinks Global Warming Is a Hoax? (Video)

Who Still Thinks Global Warming Is a Hoax?

In this short video, you can find out who still thinks global warming is a hoax and what consequences this kind of thinking has on the entire world 97 per cent of active climate scientists agree that humans are causing climate change. Glaciers are melting, tropical storms are changing, and Pacific islands are sinking below […]

Forestation Efforts Across the World

Forestation efforts, tall trees

In 2019, the government of Ethiopia undertook a challenge to plant four billion trees in just three months. Since the 1950s, the country’s forest cover has fallen from around 40 per cent of its land to just 15 per cent. Ethiopia’s achievement also spurred other countries to take forestation seriously and make similar commitments. Forestation […]

Rainforest Destruction: Why It’s Worse Than Regular Forest Loss

rainforest destruction

In March 2021, the first study of greenhouse gases in the Amazon rainforest warned that the rainforest was releasing more carbon dioxide than it was absorbing. This made headlines around the world – and for good reason. Tropical rainforests are regarded as the ‘lungs of the earth’. They regulate the planet’s oxygen and rainfall. That […]

Is Planting Trees to Offset Carbon a Good Strategy?

carbon absorbing trees

This short video outlines whether planting trees to offset carbon is a good strategy for us to adopt to help tackle climate change In the coming years, thousands of companies, governments, individuals and NGOs will boast about planting trees to offset carbon dioxide. Governments have pledged to restore forests the size of South Africa. Startup […]

The Deforestation Carbon Cycle

The Deforestation Carbon Cycle

Deforestation is the permanent removal of forests in order to convert the land for other purposes. Carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the Universe. The carbon cycle is the transfer of carbon between different reservoirs on Earth. It is instrumental in maintaining a stable climate and carbon balance. So, how does deforestation affect […]

Deforestation Images: The Global Impact of Deforestation

Deforestation Images: The Global Impact of Deforestation

The following deforestation images provide snapshots of the way humans are radically changing our environment. More than 43 million hectares, a land mass the size of Morocco, was lost through deforestation between 2004 and 2017. Deforestation causes about 10 per cent of global greenhouse gases, roughly equal to the yearly emissions of 600 million cars. […]

Forestation

Forestation

In July 2019, Ethiopia made headlines worldwide through forestation after claiming its people had collectively planted 350 million trees in 12 hours. This mass planting of trees effort was a world record. In fact, the story was so popular that other governments soon made similar pledges. Britain’s Jeremy Corbyn pledged to plant two billion trees […]

Causes of Cutting Trees

causes of cutting trees

It is a widely known fact that every year a considerable number of trees are cut down around the world1. But what are the causes of cutting trees? Where does that happen in the world? What unwanted effects does it have? Tree-cutting is a major part of many industrial and agricultural practices. From 1990 to […]