Уничтожение зелёного покрова планеты

Все, кого я встречала, говорили, что любят деревья (я имею в виду, действительно любят деревья), однако коллективно человечество ведёт себя так, будто бы ненавидит этих представителей зелёного мира. Если вы абстрагируетесь от той экологической среды, в которой вы сейчас живёте и посмотрите на всю Землю и на её леса сквозь века истории, зафиксированной в письменных документах, то увидите, что взаимоотношения между людьми и деревьями выглядят « Удивительно похоже на войну» (название недавней книги Деррика Дженсена и Джоржа Драффана о лесах).

Точные размеры ущерба трудно определить, потому что в течение многих лет записи не велись, но существуют следующая оценка: 75% изначально существовавших на планете лесов вырублено или сожжено людьми. Некоторые из них, конечно же, появились вновь или были посажены заново, но считается, что сейчас у нас есть только половина всех лесов, когда-то существовавших на этой планете.

В некоторых особенно засушливых местах планеты, уничтожение лесов было таким безжалостным, и за ним следовал настолько интенсивный выпас скота, что леса не смогли вырасти заново. Ландшафт изменился навсегда.

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