Posts Tagged ‘The Cedar Tree’

Climate Change and the Cedar Trees!

October 15, 2009 4 comments

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.

One Theme: Lebanon

September 8, 2009 Leave a comment

Did you come across an interesting news story on Lebanon? Do you have your own Lebanese story to tell? Have you taken some pictures of your hometown and would like to share them with others?

If the answer to all of the above is yes, then please pass it on!

Email your story to thecedartree@live(dot)com for a chance for it to be up on The Cedar Tree. Please don’t hesitate to share your personal story. Many times the best stories are the ones from our personal everyday life.

I look forward to hearing from you!