The English Hedgerow Can Fix the Climate Crisis!
Photo-Cartoon: We could solve the climate crisis by stretching the English hedgerow across the globe.
The BBC revealed that England's hedgerows would stretch almost ten times around the Earth if lined up end to end. That's according to the newest, most comprehensive map of these historic landscape features. Ecologists from the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology believe the data could lead to better protections for the mean-green lines of trees and shrubs that provide food and shelter for wildlife. Never mind the large amounts of carbon they store within their intersected structures. Some believe the little old British hedgerow could be the answer to the global biodiversity crisis.
Laser scanning from the air reveals a total of 390,000 km of hedges across the UK. Ecologists now believe that the answer to the climate crisis could be to horizontally Jack-and-the-Beanstalk the UK hedgerow across the globe providing green homes and food for all people and animals. A hedge-filled planet awaits. Kind of like Noah’s ark in green.
First, though, it seems we need to build a floating hedgerow to get across the Atlantic. Extending this East across the English Channel could also solve the small boats crisis. After all, people would just parkour across the hedge, being welcomed by a nice customs operative at the other end.
And, beyond this, the lowly hedgerow could provide all kinds of leisure benefits and prove popular with the younger folk. Making (hedge) rewilding the new, new cool. Bye bye Nike, hello Hedgy!
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