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Climate Change and the Cedar Trees!

So where is Lebanon’s famous Cedar tree in all of this climate change talk today? Ladies and gentlemen, I bring to you the very sad answer.

Lebanon’s majestic cedar trees are now on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red list as “heavily threatened” species. The Cedar trees need rain, frost and snow in order to survive, but with the ever-increasing temperatures and change in climate, less snow is falling on Lebanon’s mountain tops, and therefore endangering the trees of disappearing from the mountains. Some of these trees have stood strong for over 2,000 years now. That’s NOT 2, 20 or 200 years. We’re talking 2,000 years!  

Action needs to be taken NOW.

Part of the Blog Action Day ’09.

  1. October 15, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    You raised a great point!

  2. October 15, 2009 at 7:16 PM

    Ditto on what Liliane said, Lebanese take pride in their trees (odd if you ask me) but still that is at threat now.

  3. October 16, 2009 at 11:10 PM

    Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

    • thecedartree
      October 17, 2009 at 7:26 AM

      Polprav, please feel free to do so!

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