DEFORESTATION GETTING OUT OF HAND

Deforestation is a problem that keeps growing, so much so even rap artists are getting involved. Using art to raise awareness.

(Picture by Nelson Intermediater Wha)

 

Trees play a significant role in the running and survival of planet earth and it’s safe to say planet earth’s inhabitants are not paying attention. Research has shown that about 15 million trees are being removed from earth but with a mind bottling 5 million being planted. These statistics pose a great concern as trees deal with a number of issues like the greenhouse effect and climate change. Issues responsible for many disasters across the globe, top of the list are the rising of sea levels which have affected the likes of Bangladesh. However some people are taking initiative like the American rapper, Prince Ea, who recently released a video on YouTube addressing the problem. The video touches on careless rants of figures in power namely, Sarah Palin Governor of Alaska who do not take the matter seriously and challenges people to be the change needed. Prince Ea is involved with the STANDFORTREES organisation as his way of saving earth. The organisation aims at protecting forests which fights the greenhouse effect and climate change at the same time. Only time can tell if these initiatives will help, for now we can try our hardest to avoid apologizing to tomorrow’s generations.

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