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|I shared with him my thoughts on the canvas. Why show a part green and the rest with branches laid bare? Common talk as it may seem, Sustainability cannot be brushed aside, merely as a topic in vogue. He agreed.
There was another coincidence. He could relate to his recent read- Jared Diamonds' best seller, “Collapse”. A fascinating depiction of how the human race has grown, faced and dealt with environmental challenges. One chapter drew particular resemblance.
The narrative of the lands stretching 120 miles that divides the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola. The countries of Dominican Republic and Haiti on either side. At one time, both nations boasted of green covers and national forests.
Today’s figures show a contrast. The forest cover equals 28% of Dominican Republic and 1% of Haiti’s land area.