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How much longer do we have?
the time we have
how trees help
Why do we deforest

we are using up our resources too quickly 

At the end of the twentieth century, we have been cutting down trees so rapidly that we have not realized how much we have cut down. Since 1950, we have cut down more than one fifth of our forest resources. 55% of about 30 to 40 hectares of the world’s forest land has been cleared. Current rates of cutting down trees are of 20 million hectares a year. That is about 40 hectare a minute. According to the WRI (World Resource Institute) tropical forests are 80% gone. An area the size of Washington D.C is destroyed every year, tropical forests will be gone in 45 years at this rate. In Canada, over 200,000 hectares of forests were destroyed this year. That is close to a hectare every two minutes. In Siberia, 3 million hectares of boreal* forest land was wiped out. In many areas, the issue of loss-of-growth which is a major problem. In the United States, less than 10% of rainforests are living today. Trees take in carbon-dioxide and if you cut one down, it can take 50 to 60 years to grow it back but with the issue of loss-of-growth, it could take a whole lot longer. Trees can usually live 200 to 3,000 years so why cut them down now as apposed to after they die? It might take a while for it to die but if you cut down too many, there will be too much carbon-dioxide and if there is too much carbon-dioxide, the air will run out. Cutting down trees is like taking away the privilege of life for earth. If there is no air or even just a little bit of air left, nothing will be living on earth. No trees will grow.

Do not deforest

So please help save the trees!