By the miracle of photosynthesis, the Creator figured out a way convert the poisonous gas that people exhale into pure oxygen. Why would we want to replace trees with hardrock mining that pollute the air with dust and chemical fumes?
Maryland Department of Natural Resources has released a report:
Trees Reduce Air Pollution
Help to settle out, trap and hold particle pollutants (dust, ash, pollen and smoke) that can damage human lungs.
- Absorb CO2 and other dangerous gasses and, in turn, replenish the atmosphere with oxygen.
- Produce enough oxygen on each acre for 18 people every day.
- Absorb enough CO2 on each acre, over a year’s time, to equal the amount you produce when you drive your car 26,000 miles.
Trees remove gaseous pollutants by absorbing them through the pores in the leaf surface. Particulates are trapped and filtered by leaves, stems and twigs, and washed to the ground by rainfall.
We need the Forests to survive–and Forests need our attention to thrive!