The real reason why trees are important
Trees ⇒ Oxygen ⇒ Life
For the past 5,000 years we have been felling forests and not re-planting.
All of Europe, to mention one area, was once forest. Dense, impenetratable
forest, the type of forest known as "rain-forest" or "old forest".
So many trees that after 3,000 years of felling it still took the better
part of 2,000 years to remove the last parts. Even 1,200 years ago you
still could not cross the Iberian peninsula for forest, and that fact was
recorded by a "Roman": a composite demographic notorious for clearing forests
and making roads everywhere.
Those forests were the source of the oxygen we breathe now. And, they are gone.
The oxygen is not being re-generated, so it is also going.
A balloon the size of Earths atmosphere takes a very long time to empty.
And, mind you, to refill. If possible.
Let's make Earth GREEN again!
At the very least, let us die trying.