There are few upsides to a global pandemic, but one silver lining is that, for at least a little while, nature is getting her groove back.
It’s not your imagination if the air seems cleaner. Scientists all over the planet are documenting measurable improvements in the atmosphere while a lot of the world’s vehicles and factories are on hiatus. COVID-19’s effect on air quality can even be seen from space! The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) are collaborating to analyze satellite data, and all have found less pollution and a reduction in climate-warming greenhouse gasses as fewer fossil fuels are burning.
This good news led to exaggeration back in March, however. That’s when photos of swans and dolphins purportedly swimming in the canals of Venice went viral on social media. Biologists later quashed the euphoria with the news that many of the photos were actually from the canals of Burano, a small island in the greater Venice metropolitan area where such wildlife were common before the pandemic.
Still, there is no denying that the environment has made a comeback while human beings have been sheltering in place. Unfortunately, those gains are likely to recede as countries begin opening up again. Already, smog has returned to obscure the skylines of some of the world’s largest cities.
There is much more at stake than a clear skyline, however. Protecting the environment might also reduce the risk of another pandemic. Conservation International scientists have identified a direct link between the destruction of nature and disease outbreaks. Maintaining healthy ecosystems contains viruses and decreases the likelihood they will transfer to humans, the researchers found.
That’s one more reason to protect trees, and there were already plenty. Among other things, trees slow climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air and releasing oxygen.
MY TREES is doing its part by engaging in significant afforestation, or the process of planting trees on barren land. Our volunteers plant non-commercial trees all over the world through our sister organization, the MY TREES Foundation. MY TREES also plants eucalyptus trees on a commercial tree farm in Columbia. Those trees supply lumber to the timber industry, providing an alternative source of wood to those who might otherwise clear cut forests. It’s a win-win for business and the environment.
MY TREES is a multi level marketing firm that markets products and services through a network of independent business owners. The earlier you join as an independent business owner, the greater your potential for earnings. Or if you’d prefer not to sell, you can buy a young tree that we will sell for you when it matures.
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