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How does the reduction of green mass influence our lives?

Did you know that 1 in 10 people breathe clean air?

From the State to each consumer. We are all key players in this story. The planet is increasingly being affected by the daily actions of human beings, affecting the environment. The excessive use of single-use plastics, the alarming CO2 emissions by industries, the waste we produce, the unregulated exploitation of our natural resources, etc. is globally affecting our lives.

We must pay attention to the consequences of our actions and take action in the face of the dangers we face in the not too distant future. Booet’s find solutions!

The reduction of the Earth’s green mass not only seriously threatens the air we breathe, but also the fauna and flora.

Why is the green mass reduced?

Human activities is one of the main reasons.

To be more specific, we are talking about deforestation and deforestationwhich consists of indiscriminately cutting down green areas for a specific purpose.

Among the main causes is population growth, which goes hand in hand with the creation of new housing developments and industries.

Agricultural, livestock and mining activities are also responsible for environmental degradation.

On the other hand, there are also natural causes, such as forest fires that contribute to the greenhouse effect and climate change, in addition to global warming.

Forests cover less than 30% of the world’s land area

More than 1.6 billion of us depend on green fields for our livelihoods. As we already know, forests are the most important thing in the ecosystem, as they help mitigate climate change. Its main function is to absorb carbon dioxide from the environment. It remains stored in the wood. In other words, they are the lungs of the planet.

Breathing air polluted by toxic substances can have serious health implications, ranging from respiratory and nervous system diseases to more serious illnesses such as cancer, congenital malformations and brain damage.

Many areas are being affected. We have recently seen and suffered the indiscriminate burning of the Amazon and now it is the turn of the forests of Australia, which is suffering heavily from the consequences of the severe exploitation of its forests and global warming.

There is hope

The good news is that we have become aware of the great damage that has been caused to the planet, albeit a little late, as we are suffering the consequences.
Large overpopulated countries, such as China and India, have worked in recent years on forest and agricultural expansion programs to help the environment. This has resulted in an incredible increase in the planet’s green mass, compared to 3 decades ago, according to studies carried out.

In the case of Europe, forests have grown by more than 30% since 1950 and the European paper industry contributes to the increase in woodland, as the wood used to make paper is planted and grown in plantations that are continually regenerating and replanting and would not otherwise exist.

“The trick is to become aware.”

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