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A Scientific Twist on a Hippie's Ravings


Why should we save the trees?

That's a really big question. Most people don't even the answer. Unfortunately, most of these people are the ones signing the checks and mapping the areas where trees are blocking the ground laid out for another apartment complex on the edge of the soon-to-be six-lane highway. People whose philosophy of life is, "Money doesn't grow on trees, so screw them." Many people see a need to expand, even if it means cutting deeper and deeper and leaving behind a trail of waste. After all, people need homes, right? We can't very well sleep in the TREES, can we?

So, why should we stop cutting down forests and making homes for ourselves in what used to be a black bear's living room? It's true that money doesn't grow on trees, but something much more important does:

Air.

Yep, that's it. The life-giving breath of the Earth. Cool, clean, sweet O2. You breathe it in from the moment the doctor cuts the umbilical until the moment your heart gives out at the end of your life. But, have you ever thought of where this Oxygen comes from?

To explain this, I'll have to give you a run through of the human respiratory system:

When we breathe in, we inhale an invisible cloud of gas consisting mainly of Nitrogen, Carbon, and of course Oxygen. Chambers in our lungs sort the Oxygen from the rest and plant it in red blood cells, which, when pumped by the heart, spread the Oxygen to all parts of the internal body, thus providing us with an efficient fuel source. The now-spent Oxygen combines with the Carbon in our bodies and jumps back on the blood cells as CO2, our bodys' personal waste. The Carbon Dioxide is ejected from our bodies when we expell air, aka breathe out.

Sound simple enough? Let's move on to the respiration of green plants:

Plants, as we all know, do not have mouths, and therefore can not consume animals or greenery for energy. Instead, they use a process known as photosynthesis, where they trap the light of the sun in mechanisms called chloroplasts where it is processed into an energy form and used for fuel. They are able to obtain water and minerals from their highly complex root system, but when it comes to breathing, they don't exactly have lungs to speak of. No problem for the tree, though! Through tiny pores on their leaves, they absorb CO2, our waste, into their systems, and from there it follows much the same process as Oxygen for us. And their waste? Water vapor, and pure Oxygen, two things extremely important to our survival.

No trees, no oxygen. No trees, no water. How long do you think we would last in an environment like that?

So, as you can see, we rely on them, and they rely on us. It is a symbiotic relationship which should not be abused. True, the trees themselves can not eke out revenge on the arrogant humans, but when they are gone, we'll feel their wrath.

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"trees with leaves are all we need, take them away and we all bleed"

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"Only after the last tree has been cut down, the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught... only then will you realise that money cannot be eaten" Mosa 1903

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Fantastic quote, Andy! emoticon

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I was about to say the same, addi...

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It probably could be eaten, but it'll take a couple dozen generations before we can digest it efficiently. But by that time, who's gonna be left?

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Mosa was a red indian, and i found that quote while i was lokking for indian pics for my board, its well put and very apt, more so today

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Indeed it is. Too bad it's going to take the destruction of the world as we know it for people to realize this. emoticon

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i love to see the trees turn upside down as blowing that means rain is going to fall sometime that day ..it so peaceful

 we have woods behind our home :)


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Yeah, we have woods all around the-- ::blink:: Hey! Where'd the frickin' forest go?!! emoticon

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Andy Hulatt wrote:
"Only after the last tree has been cut down, the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught... only then will you realise that money cannot be eaten" Mosa 1903


Amazing that he said it 100 years ago, and we've actually made negative progress since then.


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David Meadows wrote:
Amazing that he said it 100 years ago, and we've actually made negative progress since then.

Damn! You're right!!!... emoticon

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Let's hear it for the human race! emoticon

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And countries hell bent on *damn mind blank*,dum, dum, progress, for want of a better word, seem to suffer the most. Drought conditions get worse, due to no rainfall, soil erosion is worse due to know trees to hold it all together, damn i have lost the plot abs can't remeber where i was going with this.

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No, you're absolutely right. Look at Brazil: thousands of acres of rainforest were cleared for farming back in the Good Ol' Days; people figured, "Hey, if them thar trees kin grow sa big in that thar soil, why, I'll bit mah crops kin binnyfet (benefit) from plantin' in these parts." So they run out, knock a bunch of trees down, and plant corn or whatever crop was big business at that time. They sit back, relax . . . and watch in dismay as the soil is eroded away before their eyes during the first sprinkle (granted, in the Amazon Rainforest, a sprinkle is the equivalent of a torrential downpour anywhere else). So, essentially, we're both losers . . . only the humans can recover from their losses and move onto greener pastures, and then move on after THOSE have been destroyed.

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And this is relative how????

Please don't spam; it's isn't nice.

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