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How the hell do you know Bill Nye? 
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Originally posted by bravecoward bravecoward wrote:

How the hell do you know Bill Nye? 
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Originally posted by t_hop t_hop wrote:

well my source is probably the best science teacher known to man, but i'll ask him and see where he gets his information.



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It seems like ever since I moved to NC Ive found more episodes of Cops and news articles that make me regret it.
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Who cares where the claim is from, it will make the hippies feel better.
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Originally posted by JohnnyHopper JohnnyHopper wrote:

Originally posted by t_hop t_hop wrote:

well my source is probably the best science teacher known to man, but i'll ask him and see where he gets his information.



You really shouldn't be alone playing on this side of the internet kid.

Find a puddle, you're going to want to be as wet as possible before the flaming starts :)

ya i know! jeez, but im not too worried.

brave: he's better than bill nye



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Originally posted by t_hop t_hop wrote:

brave: he's better than bill nye



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Originally posted by Da Hui Da Hui wrote:

Originally posted by Benjichang Benjichang wrote:

Originally posted by t_hop t_hop wrote:

did you know, that for every tree a company cuts down they plant 10 more. And that there are more trees in America now than when
Columbus landed in the Caribbean.

For some reason, I have a really hard time believing this claim.


As do I.


Nah it's legit I read it in an e-mail FWD.
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Originally posted by DeTrevni DeTrevni wrote:

Originally posted by t_hop t_hop wrote:

brave: he's better than bill nye



Unpossible.


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There is some truth to the tree stats. I don't really care either way but some factors are easy to explain.

Most people live in areas with few trees and on going development. They see the "evil" of mankind everyday so this "fact" sounds completely impossible.

We fight fires nowadays and don't just run away and let them burn out on their own.

Trees are crops and if they are replaced at 10 seedlings to one old tree, that adds up real quick.

Up until @100 years ago Americans were real poor at planning for the future and replacing trees.

Even the "at one with nature" indians had some deforestation problems. One of the dead cliff cities out west was probably abandoned after they cut all the wood within a distance that they could stand walking (no horses).

No earth worms before settlers arrived in North America. This meant forests had no bushy undergrowth like today. This limited the number of small trees that could pop up through the sustantial amount of natural mulch that cut down on competition.



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Some relevant information, from a fairly reliable source:  http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/scienceques2002/20030404.htm

 

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Originally posted by Bruce Banner Bruce Banner wrote:

Some relevant information, from a fairly reliable source:  http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/scienceques2002/20030404.htm


 



Read that first but it had too much fluff. I wanted a simple answer with some numbers, pictures and a nice bar graph :)

"forest cover in the Baltimore-Washington area decreased from 51% in 1973 to 39% in 1997"

I don't think you needed much of a study to figure that one out.


I admit that it is unfair to count 1000 "trees" that stand 6" high to one that is 1000 years old but the blustery right-wing comment wasn't "there are more old growth trees now than when we first killed all the natives" or "there is now more land covered by large forests than there was when we started raping this land".





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about.com says that in america we plant one and half billion trees annually.

AMAZAZING!

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