Our planet is slowly coming to terms with a slew of climate and topographic changes that our previous generations never had to contend with. With the breakneck pace at which former forest land is turned into industrial and residential complexes, we are witnessing some of the most destructive weather and natural phenomena were seen by our species in the last few centuries. Global conferences are constantly churning out evidence and research-based analysis that warn us of the state we are driving our planet towards with our current practices. Significant and irreversible damage to our natural flora and fauna is already happening, and some fear that most discussions about the same shall be futile inside a decade. So what can indeed be done, if time is against us?
Like most change, our planet can only be saved by the efforts and goodwill of people who truly believe that they can make a difference. The solution begins with giving back our planet the first things we wiped from its landscape- the forests. Essentially, our first and primary line of defence comes from the reforestation of Mother Earth. Our forests were the natural safeguards to a majority of the ecological processes that keep the planet functioning. It is from here, using a variety of enterprising methods, that we can reduce and combat the rising damages inflicted by deforestation and climate change.
At its core, the loss of forest cover caused the release of carbon stored in plants and soil and changed the physical properties of the planet’s topography. However, reforestation is known to be the best carbon sink in the short term and will ensure we begin to gain some control over what has been lost. Further, we get a host of other benefits including a healthy wildlife habitat, clean water and carbon sequestration that directly counters the negatives of greenhouse gases. Pioneers have come up with innovative ways to infuse reforestation methods into our day to day lives and in urban spaces, with processes that can be undertaken in a much simpler way by a plethora of like-minded and determined individuals. Our goal from here on out is to introduce and explain the same to you, as only together can we combat this massive threat that our planet faces.