Alarming news today. The rate and amount of deforestation in the world has resulted in fewer trees on the planet than ever before in human history. This is yet another reason we oppose cutting hundreds of mature trees on the Oak Creek development site. SDUT article on Deforestation
The report also notes that if deforestation hadn’t occurred to such an extreme degree, the climate impact would be lessened. An article in the Los Angeles Times notes that rampant deforestation in South America is still occurring to raise cattle for the US market. One of the most important, and easiest, thing we can all do to reduce climate change is eat meat less–or not at all. That, and stop cutting down our trees.