Imagine If Trees... [Pic]

Submitted by: drawman61 3 years ago in

do you think we have our priorities wrong?
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Male 15,832
[quote]Hey Guys I get it now... if we cut down tress we solve the over population issue... because then there won`t be enough oxygen for everyone... that we breathe...[/quote]
Actually, you have it exactly backwards. Cutting down trees and putting the wood to use in permanent structures and then replanting the forests to grow new trees increases the amount of 02 and decreases the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

If we really wanted to decrease CO2 levels, we would be wrapping waste paper in plastic and putting it into landfills (aka carbon sequestration), not recycling it.
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Male 99
When I was a kid we only had one tree in the neighborhood and all the kids had to share it.
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Male 1,059
"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason."

--Jack Handy
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Male 7,757
papajon0s1 is correct.

Trees/wood is a natural resource and a raw material. It`s too useful for people who use this material for them NOT to make sure of a future supply. It`s abundance and renewability make it cheap and useful.

Just a few things made with wood: paper and paper products, Rayon, cork, inks, varnish, tires, lumber (and everything made from), space-craft re-entry shields, film, insulation, artificial flavoring, adhesives, trupentine, camphor, waxes, crayons, tannin, charcoal, pine oil, pitch, musical instruments, furniture, chewing gum, oil spill control agents, cosmetics, baby foods, cider, vitamins, lacquer, rubber gloves, mulch, nail polish, toothpaste, syrup, antiacids, shampoos, menthol, medicinies, energy, sausage casings, torula yeast, staine remover, imitation bacon, sponges, shoe polish, colognes, fruit pie filling, suspending agent for soda, ice cream thickener, disinfectants, gummed tape, linoleum, disposable medical clothing.
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Male 579
Dumb. I work in the printing industry and the paper manufacturers make darn certain they have plenty of trees. It`s pure idiocy to run yourself out of your raw easily renewable material. In fact, they do a whole lot more on a whole lot less land.
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Male 837
@5Cats

I was thinking it was Space Balls.
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Male 406
Hey Guys I get it now... if we cut down tress we solve the over population issue... because then there won`t be enough oxygen for everyone... that we breathe...
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Male 406
what is it there trying to say...?
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Male 464
Trees are great things but very large and have huge effects ont he area aruond them. Plus, they take a lot of space. We have enough oxygen around, we just need to start getting rid of CO2 from the atmospher. Which you can do with Algae in a big container in a bus stop.
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Male 37,826
"Actually, algae produce the most oxygen. Compared to algae, trees are useless."

BING BING BING!

@NNoamfer is 100% CORRECT! Good job, pal! :-)

@Guss too!

@razbitom joins the "well done" parade!

@SavageChef: You are showing your age, babe!

Hollies: The Air That I Breathe (1974?)

@randomxnp: You are my favorite IAB European! Just... fyi... pal!
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Male 1,293
Sleepyhallow

You have no argument to present, and cannot justify your bizarre attack on Ollie. Why bother posting, it only makes you look an idiot?
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Male 1,293
The planet does not need "saving". Idiotic sentiment.

Developed countries are all increasing their tree cover rapidly. Economic development (including spreading internet access) will plant more trees than any dumb campaigning.
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Male 13,624
And heres me thinking the Sky Fairy gave us all the Oxygen

Dayum...
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Male 3,147
I`m OK, my oxygen comes in canisters and is delivered to my door every couple of days..and sooner if I run out.

I should start stockpiling it all so I`m covered if there is a global shortage.
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Male 50
And they produce no WIFI. This is truly the dumbest and maybe the most up to date generation we`ve ever produced.... KILL THEM ALL.
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Female 2,691
All I need is the air that I breathe... Hey kids! A couple of years ago, the Arbor Day Foundation (or something like that), sent me a mailer and when I sent it back, I got five trees. Really. Okay one was kind of dead alreadym and one never really thrived, but we have three lovely trees, and it only cost us five dollars each, I think. Can`t remember exactly, but it was cheap.
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Male 837
@Ollie

If I believed in Evolution, I`d be more concerned for Sleepyhollow.
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Male 15,832
Sleepyhallow, ignorant f***tards like you ARE the evolutionary dead-end of humanity.
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Male 3,612
we plant more trees then we cut down.
funny how most people who post this poo have never planted a tree in their life
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Male 3,061
If trees were like wifi, the ability to access the oxygen would require a password or have a weak oxygen signal.
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Male 1,983
Ollie.... it is idiots like you that will be the end of humanity.
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Male 2,855
No. Wi-fi is far more important than oxigen
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Male 15,832
There are more trees now in the US than there were when Columbus landed.

Trees only consume CO2 and give off O2 when they are increasing their mass, i.e., growing. In an old-growth forest when trees fall and rot, the wood is consumed by insects, bacteria, and fungi, so all the carbon in the tree eventually ends up back in the atmosphere.

The net CO2 uptake and O2 output of an old-growth forest -- including the entire Amazon basin -- is zero.
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Male 7,031

That`s it, buy all the hype about the nice, helpful trees. Then, when your guard is down ....

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Male 916
shame that`s not entirely true. plants intake nearly as much oxygen at night as they output during the day.
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Male 38,501

I have a shoe tree, does that count?
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Male 2,605
my house has one wifi and ~5 trees so...
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Male 38,501

You`re supposed to plant a tree on Arbor Day.
How many of you did this year?
Oh....Lazy Rule #3 huh.
Well, for future reference it`s the last Friday in April.
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Male 757
There is no money in that.
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Male 2,085
Stupid premise.
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Male 837
Every year, Americans waste millions of gallons of gasoline driving around trees. Conserve Fossil Fuel, cut down a tree.
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Male 21
Trees and plants only account for less than half of the oxygen production worldwide. It is believed that plankton in the oceans produce 50-85% of all oxygen in the atmosphere.
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Male 7,775
Hey, America, it`s gone midnight here in the UK. It`s Wednesday, I am in your future...bwuahahahaha
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Male 1,216
Actually, algae produce the most oxygen. Compared to algae, trees are useless.
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Male 1,059
Nope, our priorities are fine, considering we have plenty of Oxygen and not enough Wifi. :D
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Male 7,775
Link: Imagine If Trees... [Pic] [Rate Link] - do you think we have our priorities wrong?
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