There Are Now More Trees On Earth Than Two Decades Ago, And The New Greenery Has An Unlikely Source

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According to scientists, the Earth is in the midst of one of the biggest climate crises it has ever faced. However, while deforestation remains a massive issue in certain parts of the planet, NASA has discovered something that may yet come as a surprise: in general, the world is greener now than it was 20 years ago. And as it happens, we have two unlikely countries to thank for that transformation.

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Chillingly, deforestation is thought to have the potential to put all living things on Earth in real peril. Essentially, you see, the systematic process of destroying our planet’s life-giving forests is one of the driving forces of climate change. And in turn, this may spell danger for our existence on Earth. Indeed, António Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, has gone so far as to describe climate change as “the most systemic threat to humankind.”

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