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Iceland is regrowing its lost forests

Yes, Iceland used to be a lush green place, but that was before Vikings cut down its forests. Here is how the country is bringing them back. 🌲

07/23/2019 3:45 PMupdated: 07/23/2019 6:02 PM
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  • Martin M.
    11/02/2019 13:58

    And the climate is much colder now than when the vikings arrived .....

  • Jeanine S.
    11/01/2019 14:03

    Nice

  • Marciadeandadefranca F.
    10/01/2019 03:50

    Ah,se o mundo tivesse essa consciência de plantar, reflorestar,todos os seres seriam mais felizes.

  • M S.
    09/25/2019 05:24

    We too plant more than this number of tree on daily basis on paper..

  • Lucie C.
    09/23/2019 00:57

    Have read that the only native trees to Iceland were Birch, aspens & willows however!

  • Jon K.
    09/23/2019 00:41

    I'm glad they are planting trees.But Iceland was a lush green place? Bullshit.

  • Benson M.
    09/22/2019 20:16

    Planting non native invasive species that some self righteous douche thousands of miles away decided was a good idea.

  • Hye Y.
    09/22/2019 09:45

    I hope all of the world replanting the tree. if not we are going to die.

  • Steve B.
    09/22/2019 00:37

    Umm, the Vikings haven't been around for nearly a thousand years. What's taken you so long to replant? 🤔

  • Janine P.
    09/21/2019 10:26

    Many warring men did the same. Men...across the northern hemisphere.. Firstly those of Malta who started stripping the Mediterrenean islands of trees to fire the blacksmith's swords...Then Alexander the not great the same to build ships and structures as he and his men raped and killed from what is now Macedonia to Pakistan.. All those islands and lands between stripped of trees.. THe Romans, The British colonists, laying ground bare and pushing self sustaining villages off their land destroying forests and cultures to graze sheep and cattle.. There's a lot of 'northern European' in my ancestry. I feel this. I feel the men who were too rough and blind. I feel their sons not loved or considered by their fathers when they were conceived, their mothers left to carry the child as a burden rather than with enough care. I feel the brutality of the relationships between men, between men and women, between men women and children. I feel the fear in the womb, the fear of raising or being the child not wanted. I feel the first tree of life, the vessels of the placenta in the womb. Isee it in the trees. I feel the fear of life of trees and the disrespect for them. I am connected in part with all of that. The fear and blindness of driven masculinity. It is part of me, even as a woman. But Ialso feel the pain of that, the pain of being a woman in a man's world which does not respect the nature of themselves or all around them. I feel back further to when women and men were part of mother earth, the concious wisdom about loved babies who can be welcomed and guided by good example in that reverence for natural life. I feel the magnificent wisdom of the ancient trees never planted, but growing themselves and each other up together. I feel the animals and all life, the rocks and wind and sun and storms and seas and sky. I know that trees planted by human hands are different to those who grow themselves... but this is a start to more life to carry us all towards better health with the natural cycles better informing us again.

  • Patrick V.
    09/20/2019 14:50

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  • Mohammed E.
    09/20/2019 08:30

    Very good!

  • Kevin W.
    09/19/2019 18:36

    Vikings , you just have to love em

  • Dumbo N.
    09/19/2019 18:26

    https://www.alleghenyfront.org/hundreds-of-parents-petition-pittsburgh-public-schools-to-stop-herbicide-spraying/ Beside the Carbon emission, the Herbicides that destroy surface of the earth also be the Cause of Climate change

  • Dumbo N.
    09/19/2019 18:25

    Herbicides are also being the cause of climate change. Herbicides are now be overusing In worldwide. Do the people know about the harmful effects of the Herbicides ? The toxic of Herbicide residues can caused many diseases in human and all creatures (Plants and Animals). Weeds/Grasses are the skin protection of the Earth and have chlorophyll which be able to change CO2 —>O2 , They also have function as the lungs or the air filter & conditioner https://www.epa.gov/caddis-vol2/caddis-volume-2-sources-stressors-responses-herbicides

  • John R.
    09/19/2019 17:33

    Those damm Vikings. Good thing there not around any more. They won’t be for all this climate change bull crap 💩.

  • Mary J.
    09/18/2019 20:47

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  • Emmanuel J.
    09/18/2019 08:33

    I bet they also used those trees to make their iconic langskips (warships) and knörrs (ships used for trade). 😁😔🤭

  • Donato Q.
    09/17/2019 22:06

    Thanks po sir,for making Iceland to become green land again,by means of reforestation or planting of trees.God bless you all.

  • Ronald G.
    09/17/2019 05:41

    Though they barely have any trees, I still like the unique and otherworldly beauty of Iceland, It is as if you're in a different planet. Definitely a dream place to go. 😍