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Climate Change Devouring Our Cedars

TANNOURINE, Lebanon: High up in Lebanon’s mountains, the lifeless gray trunks of dead cedar trees stand stark in the deep green forest, witnesses of the climate change that has ravaged them. Often dubbed “Cedars of God,” the tall evergreens hark back millennia and are a source of great pride and a national icon in the small Mediterranean country.

“Cedars have survived millions of years. They can also take on climate change and adapt,” Jouzour co-founder Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat said.

“We can’t lose hope, but we do need to help them.”

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