Deforestation Quotes

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Bauvard
“We need to save the forests. I have a big warehouse we can store them in.”
Bauvard, Some Inspiration for the Overenthusiastic

J.R.R. Tolkien
“These folk are hewers of trees and hunters of beasts; therefore we are their unfriends, and if they will not depart we shall afflict them in all ways that we can.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion

John Fowles
“The evolution of human mentality has put us all in vitro now, behind the glass wall of our own ingenuity.”
John Fowles, The Tree

Ronald Reagan
“Trees, how many of 'em do we need to look at?”
Ronald Reagan

David James Duncan
“Across the road from my cabin was a huge clear-cut--hundreds of acres of massive spruce stumps interspersed with tiny Douglas firs--products of what they call "Reforestation," which I guess makes the spindly firs en masse a "Reforest," which makes an individual spindly fir a "Refir," which means you could say that Weyerhauser, who owns the joint, has Refir Madness, since they think that sawing down 200-foot-tall spruces and replacing them with puling 2-foot Refirs is no different from farming beans or corn or alfalfa. They even call the towering spires they wipe from the Earth's face forever a "crop"--as if they'd planted the virgin forest! But I'm just a fisherman and may be missing some deeper significance in their nomenclature and stranger treatment of primordial trees.”
David James Duncan, The River Why

“What is acted out on the female body parallels the larger practices of domination, fragmentation, and conquest against the earth body, which is being polluted, strip-mined, deforested, and cut up into parcels of private property. Equally, this pattern points to the fragmentation of the psyche, which ultimately underlies and enables all of this damage.”
Jane Caputi

Preeti Simran Sethi
“Ethiopia is the center of origin and diversity for the majority of coffee we drink. The commodification of coffee pushes farmers to grow as much as possible by whatever means possible. This has contributed to deforestation. The place where coffee was born - the area with the greatest biodiversity of coffee anywhere in the world - could disappear. No forest, no coffee. No coffee, no forest. What we lose isn't specific to Ethiopia; it impacts us all.”
Preeti Simran Sethi, Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love

“When the productive lands lose their essence, our productive lives shall least have essence!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“There has now emerged a global call for restoration of deforested lands, given the growing recognition that forests provide a disproportionate amount of the services—drinking and irrigation water, climate
change mitigation, stormwater management, and recreation—that allow humanity to survive in the long term.”
Daniel C Esty, A Better Planet Lib/E: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future

“The extent of forests around the world has declined by an estimated 16.4 million km2 (36% of the historical extent) over the last 200 years (Meiyappan & Jain, 2012).”
Shaun C. Cunningham

Lindsey Leavitt
“Industrialization, pollution, deforestation--basically all human activity--has lessened the amount of magic left in the world.”
Lindsey Leavitt, Princess for Hire

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Polluting the air is even more foolish when it is done through a fire that is fuelled by the trunk or branches of a tree.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana