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Deforestation Stops the “Biotic Pump” that Suck Moist Air in from Oceans

“Clearing Forests May Transform Local and Global Climate”  “The ‘biotic pump’ theory argues that natural forests act as a “pump” that draws moisture inland.  condensation, rather than temperature differential, is a primary driver of weather….” “Here’s a snapshot of the concept: The concentration of trees in wooded areas means a high rate of transpiration. This moist […]

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Trees Make Us Healthier, Smarter, and Happier

Alex Hutchinson in the New Yorker recounts “How Trees Calm Us Down“.  People recover faster when they can see trees.  They do better on tests after a walk by trees.  Seeing them thru a window or even a picture of a tree can help.  

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People write letters to trees and get responses!

When the city gave email addresses to individual trees, students wrote letters and got responses.   Atlantic article

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Hero Mike Roselle Talks Strategy & Motivation

Mike Roselle says that we need confrontation, controversy,   sacrifice, noncooperation, going to jail, and civil disobedience. He has stopped timeber sales and nuclear tests.  He cofounded Earth First, The Rainforest Action Network, and the Ruckus Society.  He moved to appalachia to fight mountain top removal.   Resist!  No Compromise! “When you say nonviolent direct […]

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