FRED HAGENEDER’S GATEWAY TO THE MEANING OF TREES IN CULTURE AND CONSCIOUSNESS

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World Tree symbolism on the backside of the French 1-Euro coin
World Tree symbolism on the backside of the French 1-Euro coin

Global deforestation costs more than the financial crisis

Oct 2008

The world’s shrinking forests cost us up to US$5 trillion a year – far more than the current banking crisis. Environmentalists hope the sobering calculation, made by a European Union commissioned team, will focus political will on funding conservation.

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