Precious Trees

Trees are the lungs of our planet. They purify the air all animals need to breathe. How shortsighted we are when we take chainsaws to hack at the lungs not realizing that we are going to end up crippled!

The examples of human stupidity are boundless. They are demolishing trees on one hand and polluting the environment by using fossil fuels on the other hand. The air quality is deteriorating all over the world, specially the industrialized countries.

It is a good thing that people are asked to wear masks outside of their homes as the air is not fit for breathing without a mask, specially in big cities in my country. I’ve heard that things aren’t much better in our neighboring countries.

Is there any chance that people will stop destroying the trees and polluting the environment?

Written for Linda’s SoCS prompt

“Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “tree.”Use the word “tree” or write about a tree. Any kind of tree. Enjoy”

#Keepitalive

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43 thoughts on “Precious Trees

  1. Well said, Sadje….
    “How shortsighted we are when we take chainsaws to hack at the lungs not realizing that we are going to end up crippled!”
    Trees are the roots of the Earth, breathing life into humanity. How sad to destroy one of the greatest gifts…to life.
    I pray that a global will emerges to revive the forests and canopies that give us clean air to breathe.
    Thank you for your thoughtful share, my friend.🙂

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  2. So true about the importance of trees… and I think it’s valuable to have reminders like your blog post. I can’t control other people from ripping up trees and other plants, but I try to do what I can in my little corner of the world by planting shrubs and flowers in my yard. It’s little, but it’s something 🙂

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  3. Sadly, so little thought is given to how nature not only beautifies our world but is keeping it alive. Where I live, when a tree on public property is cut down (like along the street) the city has been replacing it. It’s a start, but we have far to go.

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  4. I always have a little bit of a cry, when they cut down a tree to make way for more homes. I live in the driest state in Australia, and I was walking to the shops and back again on 40′ Celsius day (104 F). I realised there were NO trees to protect me from the sun. We live in a country of one of the highest numbers of skin cancers in the world, and there’s no trees for a 10 minute walk.

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    1. Collectively, human existence is still essentially analogous to a cafeteria lineup consisting of diversely societally represented people, all adamantly arguing over which identifiable person should be at the front and, conversely, at the back of the line. Many of them further fight over to whom amongst them should go the last piece of quality pie and how much they should have to pay for it — all the while the interstellar spaceship on which they’re all permanently confined, owned and operated by (besides the wealthiest passengers) the fossil fuel industry, is on fire and toxifying at locations not normally investigated. As a species, we can be so heavily preoccupied with our own individual little worlds, however overwhelming to us, that we will miss the biggest of crucial pictures.

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  5. Trees are probably the best protection against the buildup of “greenhouse gases.” As green plants, trees breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. Seems we should be planting more trees instead of cutting them down to erect wind turbines….

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  6. As individual consumers, too many of us still recklessly behave as though throwing non-biodegradable garbage down a dark chute, or pollutants flushed down toilet/sink drainage pipes or emitted out of elevated exhaust pipes or spewed from sky-high jet engines and very tall smoke stacks — even the largest toxic-contaminant spills in rarely visited wilderness — can somehow be safely absorbed into the air, water, and land (i.e. out of sight, out of mind). It’s like we’re inconsequentially dispensing of that waste into a black-hole singularity, in which it’s compressed into nothing.

    There’s internet tongue-wagging stating that it’s somewhat befitting that my home province, British Columbia — which harvests large amounts of planet-warming fossil fuel, including coal — has received such climate-change-related extreme-weather blows.

    Meanwhile, here in the corporate-powered West, if the universal availability of green-energy alternatives would come at the expense of the traditional energy production companies, one can expect obstacles, including the political and regulatory sort. If something notably conflicts with corporate big-profit interests, even very progressive motions are greatly resisted, often enough successfully. (Though, of course, there will be those who will rebut the concept altogether, perhaps solely on the illogic that if it was possible, it would have been patented already and made a few people very wealthy.)

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