Why Cities Should Plant More Trees?

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Over 3 million people die annually from air pollution. Planting trees can help lower that number.Trees help improve public health by cleaning and cooling the air around them.

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As the threat of climate change steadily increases, planting trees is a fairly simple way city leaders can help stem the negative consequences of rising temperatures and increasing population density.

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Breathing in air pollution can cause asthma, along with heart attacks and strokes. It’s estimated that around 3.2 million people die from pollution each year.

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In fact, as a fascinating new report from the Nature Conservancy details, a well-targeted tree campaign could be of the smartest investments a hot, polluted city can make.

Which seems important, given that the world’s cities will add about 2 billion people this century, and they’re only getting hotter.

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