Across the globe, hundreds of millions of trees are dying. Vital to our existence, yet millions of trees are cut and harvested each year; devastating forests and the species that reside there. While we are only just beginning to understand their global extent and distribution, it’s imperative that we preserve what is left of this invaluable resource.
- The loss of this vital resource isn’t just happening in California.
- It’s also happening near Fukushima, Japan, site of the worst nuclear disaster since the mid-1980s; it’s happening as fires rage through forest land in Indonesia; and it’s happening throughout North America, the Waking Times reported.
- Recently, a study published in the journal Nature, estimated that the planet has 3.04 trillion trees. The research further noted that 15.3 billion trees are cut down annually, and that 46 percent of the world’s trees have been cleared over the past 12,000 years.
“In addition to the mass death of bees throughout the United States, there is another potentially life-ending death epidemic occurring as well: the death of millions of oxygen-producing trees.”