“I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life — whoever you are, whatever our differences.” –John Denver

So why not lead by example? If you think there’s too much carbon in the atmosphere (because there is), if you think the Earth is undergoing global warming and climate change because of it (which the science says it is), and you think that you want to live in a time and place where the natural world is healthy, as John Denver would sing you in his classic song,

Take Me Home Country Roads,

maybe there’s something you can do?

Image credit: Tanjung Puting National Park, via http://www.friendsofborneo.org/saving-tanjung-puting-national-park.html.

Image credit: Tanjung Puting National Park, via http://www.friendsofborneo.org/saving-tanjung-puting-national-park.html.

As it turns out, even if we stopped carbon emissions today, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere would be incredibly high, high enough to cause significant problems for us. But a simple change — one we can all make — could counteract that tremendously.

The solution? Plant trees.

Image credit: 2010 Township of Woolwich, via http://www.woolwich.ca/en/council/committee_township_woolwich.asp.

Image credit: 2010 Township of Woolwich, via http://www.woolwich.ca/en/council/committee_township_woolwich.asp.

Come learn how to be part of the solution with very little effort, time or money, here. Have a great weekend and a great end to 2014!

Comments

  1. #1 Jonny t
    La
    December 29, 2014

    This article might want to mention the deforestation occurring at an alarming rate. So we might want to put our efforts into stopping chopping down trees (and ecosystems).
    The think small do a backyard project and recycle just makes us feel better about ourselves without actually addressing the big picture so we can go back and stick our heads in our phone.

  2. #2 JMc
    December 29, 2014

    “…both in Europe/Asia due to plagues and in the Americas, due to epidemics of disease.”

    Enjoyed article in general but the sentence above is enough to give a beaver a toothache, or worse a Olneya tesota forest in which to live… yikes

  3. #3 Ghaouar Camij Toschian
    http://www.balancedcities.org
    December 29, 2014

    please publish in metric.

  4. #4 Attila
    Puerto Vallarta
    December 31, 2014

    That’s it! I am done with mowing the damn lawn. Does this mean I will be consuming more than my fair share of carbon dioxide resources? Tough, greenies!

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