THE ECONOMY REALLY NEEDS MORE TREES BECAUSE: “There’s growing recognition of the crucial role of urban green spaces in helping reduce chronic, non-communicable physical and mental health problems,” wrote Ross Gittins, Economics Editor for the Sydney Morning Herald
What the economy really needs more of: trees
“I think the first economist must have been named Horatio. He’s the one who had to be reminded there were more things in heaven and earth than dreamt of in his model,” wrote Ross Gittins, Economics Editor, in his column published in the Sydney Morning Herald.
“We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide, whereas trees breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen – making them useful things to have around when we have a problem with excess carbon emissions.
“But trees do far more for us than help with our greenhouse problem. For a start, they cheer us up.”
About Ross Gittins
Ross Gittins is an Australian political and economic journalist and author, known for “his ability to make dry, hard-to-understand economics and economic policy relevant”.
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