Each year, humans reduce the number of trees worldwide by 15 billion.
This is one of the startling conclusions of new research published in
the journal Nature.
The study also estimates the Earth is home to more than three trillion
trees – that’s 3,000 billion – so you may think that while 15 billion is
a very large number, humans shouldn’t be at risk of making significant
changes to global tree cover.
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