Trees are more important than you think!
Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink and help control temperature. Even then, there are a lot more benefits that we do not think of:
of the world's species depend on trees as habitat
jobs depend on trees or plant products in some form
of all medicines has a plant product as a key ingredient
and yet, Trees and Plants are being burned, destroyed and logged at an alarming rate.
every 2 seconds
man cuts down an area of trees the size of a Football field
of the world's forests are already destroyed
of the world's species will go extinct in the next 25 years at the current rate
How does it affect me?
Droughts & Floods
along with storms, sudden heat and cold waves will increase
and other vector-borne diseases will continue to increase in more humidity and heat
Hunger & Famine
will be on the rise and food prices will increase, as droughts shorten food production
Allergies & Asthma
will be on the rise along with other respiratory diseases, since pollution and pollen seasons increase
Diarrhea & Cholera
along with other water-borne diseases will continue to be on the rise, as warmer waters and flooding leads to exposure in drinking water
Between 2030 and 2050, climate change will cause
250,000 additional deaths per year
One of the most devastating effects of the reduced number of trees is climate change, which has been projected to rise by almost 2.5 degrees in the next 30 years. According to World Health Organization (WHO), this means:
What can I do?
Fighting climate change is not easy, and no one can do it alone. That is why we try to make it easier for everyone to plant and nurture trees around them. You can help out right now!