This was a country with 30% forest cover in 1900, but only 4% today. They will benefit tremendously from restoring their natural ecosystems, and we all benefit from the carbon dioxide that these trees will sequester.
Image Credit: The Office of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia
The other day I randomly picked up one of those “stocking-stuffer” type of books that was on my mother’s bookshelf. It’s called Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous, and Totally Off the Wall Facts by Leslie Gilbert Elman. Bravo to Leslie for the gathering some gems like these:
From page 4, “When lightning strikes a place where the soil is sandy, its heat causes the silica in the sand to form craggy glass tubes that ‘fossilize’ the lightning. Fossilized lightning bolts are called ‘fulgurites.’”
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