Rainforests getting cut down isn’t anything new. As a matter of fact, it seems like they’ve been cutting down rainforest trees for as long as I can remember. The thing that many people tend to forget is that we breathe oxygen, and do you know how oxygen is made? Well, through the use of plants and trees – they take our CO2 in and spit out oxygen. It’s a relationship of sorts, we give them something and then they give us something else in return; something that we need in order to live. Although trees are literally keeping us alive, we still manage to destroy them at any given chance. The environment that we currently live in is scary to think about, because there is seemingly more and more concrete; with less and less greenery to be seen. Plants and trees are in abundance in many places on the planet, but at this rate, it’s only a matter of time before we completely obliterate our oxygen supply.
I’m not a doomsday person by any means, and I don’t believe that we’re going to live to see the end of the world. The world has been around for millions (if not billions) of years, and it has been able to defeat just about everything the universe could throw at it. Although there have been a few moments where we were less than stellar as a race, human beings are doing quite well. Our environment is what makes us though, so it’s still shocking to see trees being treated in such a poor manner.
How Can I Help?
Those that take the time out of their lives to plants trees don’t know how much they mean to the planet. Realistically, they could very well be planting trees for future generations to cut down and use for other things, but there are some alternatives coming out of the woodworks. It seems like another one of those “the industry is booming, so let’s keep it going” situations. We have electric cars that are somewhat affordable, yet we have tons of gas cars on the road – the gas and car companies don’t want you to make that transition.
You can only do what your life entails, as one person is only as powerful as the opinion they have. When you have a bunch of people coming together and trying to help better the planet (by creating a much strong environment), it’s almost like there’s still hope for the future. We aren’t just all about throwing garbage in the ocean anymore, because we realize it’s terrible for not only human health, but the health of just about every living being on this planet.
Do the little things like recycling and trying to make sure that you have a vivid garden – plant trees and teach kids about the benefits of composting. Do the little things and help improve the environment one step at a time!