wow that makes so little sense I actually have to write my first post on Slashdot 4 years after signing up ...
Trees store CO2, A LOT of it (its part of the photosynthesis if I am correct). Actually, deforestation is one of the reasons things get worse...and re-forestation one easy way to slow it down.
And how does using new paper take any C02 out of the atmosphere in the first place?!
And by the way, salad re-grows every year. Some trees need decades to grow, the amazon jungle actually will need hundreds of years to fully recover from being destroyed. And that still ignores all the species of animals depending on the trees...literally hundreds of thousands. Wipe out the forest and you wipe out the animals.
Which animal actually solely depends on lettuce again?