Originally Posted by kerny
Interesting reading that John. The humble tree is the answer
I have read somewhere that an average size tree can absorb a few hundred gallons a day so that article does make sense.
So true, we all watch programs where some BBC wildlife bloke heads off to Madagascar or Borneo and gets us all worked up about the loss of their forests and how terrible it is that these people dare to cut their trees down, it is a pity but we do the same and have done for years, never quite figured why an African or Asian tree was environmentally more important than a british one.
We lived near an airfield that flooded every year, the owner lined the banks of the river with trees, within 5 years the flooding stopped.
These floods will affect all of us but we can't complain or blame anyone other than ourselves, we have created the environment we live in, we're causing climate change in order to have all the products we use in our modern lives, it's not only the flood victims of today we should be worrying about, it's our children's children who will have to deal with the selfishness of today.