This is just a quick note to anyone who thinks that the green movement consists of a bunch of vegans elevating trees over human convenience.
The World Health organization recently calculated that roughly 13 million human lives PER YEAR could be saved by simply cleaning up the planet's air and water, only two of the many polluting factors that we find ourselves currently battling.
The WHO also ranked the healthiest nations in the world according to the environment. Iceland and Israel topped the list, with Mali and Afghanistan bringing up the rear. The United States came in a respectable (but still unsatisfactory) eighth, behind the formers and Italy, Germany, Spain, France, and Britain.