Date:22.10.2017, 23:15 Isaac Asimov What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. Mahatma Gandhi Nothing has ever been said about God that hasnt already been said better by the wind in the pine trees. Jim Robbins Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets. To plant a pine, one need only own a shovel. Aldo Leopold. But when on shore, wandering in the sublime forests, surrounded by views more gorgeous than even Claude ever imagined, I enjoy a delight which none but those who have experienced it can understand. Charles Darwin Forests are the worlds air-conditioning systemthe lungs of the planetand we are on the verge of switching it off. Prince Charles. We need to come, as soon as possible, to a profound understanding and appreciation for trees and forests and the vital role they play, for they are among our best allies in the uncertain future that is unfolding. Thomas Merton A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. Franklin D. Roosevelt. We dont need to clear the 4 to 6 percent of the Earths surface remaining in tropical rain forests, with most of the animal and plant species living there.
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