Posts Tagged ‘forest’

Our Bhutanese hostel mates planted 10 saplings on the auspicious occasion of their king’s birthday this week.  I was happy as alwayz to be taking the pictures and making people pose for. Even got bitten by some irate ants as someone from our group mistakenly stepped into its nest. The plantation program ended preety well. 

Towards the end we had some samosa and tea to fill up our tummy. People who looked pale of hunger had smile painted over their faces. I could literally see it. 

As i was editing the pictures in my post production, a deep thought came into my mind and i had a click- how many trees are there in the world? a simple question right? but very difficult to answer. 

So i digged in into some research and found out that there are three trillion trees in the world. That is like in terms of seconds, total number of world’s trees is equal to 94368 years! right 94… years. My jaw was wide opened and my eyes were big round like that of cameleon (irrelevant eg, don’t mind) So these trees are roughly around 400 trees for every human. Currently, the world’s population is approx. 7.2 billion. And the world population is growing 80 million people every year (too many numbers)

Do you believe this, that 2,000 years ago, before the advent of agriculture, Earth had twice as many trees as it does now? And currently, the mother earth is losing 10 million trees a year. 

So, the population is growing 80 million a year and trees are being sluttered 10 million per year. 

Just wondering if every birthday from earth will have a tree sapling planted 🤗

even a single one would do…. and not in every birthday of yours my friend. Just imagine every individual on the earth would plant a sapling and care for it for their life time. 

so how about a birthday tree this  time in your birthday ?

Just a thought 🙂

FYI: I am SAF scholar from Nepal studying and living in Pondicherry university along with other SAF scholars from SAARC countries.

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