It started with politicians dividing the people with us versus them. It started with intolerance and hate speech and when people stopped caring they became desensitized mindlessly obedient and turned a blind eye. It also started with GUN CONTROL.
Trees help to slow climate change by providing a carbon sink. They also improve air quality in urban areas. Don't cut down trees for a new home or for more agricultural land. Your daily choices (what you buy) affect what happens to trees.