A little tree

A little tree

Against greenhouse effect

1. Problem

The Earth is kept warm by its atmosphere, which acts rather like a woolly coat – without it, the average surface temperature would be about -18 degrees Centigrade. Heat from the sun passes through the atmosphere, warming it up, and most of it warms the surface of the planet. As the Earth warms up, it emits heat in the form of infra-red radiation – much like a hot pan emits heat even after it’s taken away from the cooker. Some of this heat is trapped by the atmosphere, but the rest escapes into space. The so-called „greenhouse gases” make the atmosphere trap more of this radiation, so it gradually warms up more than it should, like a greenhouse (although a greenhouse actually does this by stopping warm air rising and escaping from it).

The main causes of this phenomenon are industrial gases emissions :water vapour, nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide, methane, chlorofluorocarbon and ozone. All of this are generated by extremely dangerous use of humankind. Electricity, Transport, Communication, House-warming need power which is generated by burning fossil fuel and releasing in atmosphere those dangerous gases.

Over the past 100 years, the Earth’s global mean surface temperature has increased by between 0.4° to 0.8° Celsius. The World Meteorological Organization reports that the 10 warmest years in the past 140 have all occurred since 1983. Some of this change may be natural, but over the past 200 years human activity has altered the world’s atmosphere, and there is increasing evidence that these atmospheric changes are having an influence on the climate through the enhanced greenhouse effect. The effects of global warming are already in evidence. Global warming may cause regional rain patterns to change, while melting glaciers and the thermal expansions of seawater may raise global sea levels by between 15 and 95 cm by the year 2100.

2. Actor

Today government leaders proved luck of trying to solve human-kind main problem so we, citizens of Earth, Stefan cel Mare team, are preparing to initiate an action program which will have the aim to show the way to solve this problem. We called Minister of Ecology and Education Direction to inspire the young people to protect the nature. This two institutes already help us to enforce our plan through funding and giving useful information.

3. Action

Our plan can be divided in 2 parts, first is the informational one with the aim to support our plan making a solid base of further actions; and the second is our solution.



Escapades on the streets and in schools advertising people about Climate change problem

Transport in case of long distance,

Publicity Papers(3 cent per piece)

Articles in Local newspapers approving our plan

Interviews at local Radio and Tv station


Creating manifestations in Central Parks of the cities




Planting trees on the areas with high percent of air pollution

2$ per tree

4. Benefit(s)

Benefit #1

A better information of people about our climate plan will create a base on which will stay team’s actions. It’s evident that without publicity and advertising the plan is fated to failure. Our plan is not limited by time and he will live after the final contest. We want a progressing project which will help our lands to become clean and beautiful. The articles in local newspapers and Tv or Radio publicity will promote not a project but a new organization with the aim to protect the nature. A good example of projects inefficiency can be seen all around the world, and the causes of failure is a bad publicity. Although there were projects which excelled in this domain becoming successes, for example is organizing the event named “Earth Hour” last year in Sidney which good publicity made companies world-wide to reduce carbon emissions with 10%(some of them).

Benefit #2

The most significantly part of our plan is based on idea to plant trees in areas supposed to air pollution and to erosion, so we could catch two rabbits from one move. The trees can a lot of things to do, some of them I will enumerate here:

1. Help to reduce the greenhouse effect through

· directly absorbing CO2 – the primary greenhouse gas – from the atmosphere during photosynthesis

· shade from trees can reduce air conditioning and energy use, which reduces the amount of CO2 emitted by power plants

2. Strength the earth and forestall ground slide

3. A tree wall works like a barrier which stop sound pollution

4. The trees are natural filters who clean the rain water so prevent acid rains

5. A tree ensures the amount of Oxygen needed by a man for a year.

6. Trees are like umbrellas which prevent the appearance of skin cancer.

Plan implementation will have those benefit consequences ensuring a healthy and clean environment for a prosper society. A tree for every men and car, planted in the right place will be enough to reduce carbon dioxide emissions with 50%, states a scientific work made by English scientists.

5. Advantages

Scientists say that after 8 years the climate disturbance will be irreversible so we should supply with chips packages and Cola bottles for bad days. Our governments do nothing to solve this problem. After Kyoto Summit a group of states signed in to reduce carbon emissions with 10%, but the new demands made them to revoke the convention. The world is sitting now in front of a big environmental black hole and needs some superheroes that will save the planet. These superheroes could be trees because their health value is enormous. There are a lot of other solutions which are implemented at this moment with a higher proportion than planting trees for example: using bio fuels, making electricity through wind and solar systems or to create a society which will be able to save up the remaining resources in that’s way reducing carbon emissions, but these solutions are very expensive and have a very little chance to change something. A good example can be the latest American researches that show an idea that reducing emission of 50g CO2 costs 1 cent by planting trees and 10 cents by building an environmental healthy car. So it’s evident that planting trees is the cheapest and the most useful way to combat greenhouse effect.

The low level of afforestation, above 25% percent in Europe and the Global 30% percent standard shows the need to plant more trees, only in Moldova; the one third of territory is affected by erosion caused by insufficiency of trees. So here bio fuels and other solutions aren’t useful because they haven’t those 6 benefits described before. The tree is not created by the man; the tree can’t stop working by luck of energy or by some computer mistakes, the tree was made by nature and like we see, it’s perfect. The tree is the most longevive life being on Earth so the reducing of carbon in atmosphere will not long 10 or 20 years which is a machine guaranty period but hundreds of years. The world situation calls us to take measures. Trees are needed so they must be planted.

6. Convince Us!

Planting trees can’t stop carbon emissions but they can stop their arrival to the high of atmosphere. They can not strike in factories and bureaucratic governments to input them to reduce emissions but they can be used like airbags which will act in the moment of crisis. Our team thinks that 2$ to save your life is a rentable price and this 2$ must plant a tree.


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  • 1. Tudor  |  decembrie 25, 2008 la 10:31 am

    oh,how nice you wrote here:-)


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