What if we planted a Trillion trees? I will eat a Billion Burgers.. There are about 3 Trillion trees on earth right now. So planting a trillion trees would increase that number by 33%. The impact will definitely be positive. For earth as well as all the living things. But this will not immediately solve the climate change problem. Firstly, freeing up so much land for planting trees seems like a mammoth task. Secondly, these trees would take a number of years to grow big enough. To make any meaningful contribution towards reducing carbon dioxide from air. Thirdly, if we do nothing about emissions. And keep on adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere Then by the time trees grow. We would have added more than 1 Trillion tons of carbon dioxide. Thus nullifying the effects of these trees. So, plantation of trees plus cut in emissions are the need of the hour. What if we Only Eat Fruits? No Problemo. You eat all the fruits, I will eat all the Burgers. Fruits are a major source of potassium, dietary fiber, Vitamin C and folate. Potassium helps in maintaining healthy blood pressure. Thus reducing chances of a stroke. Dietary fiber helps in relieving constipation. And reducing blood cholesterol levels, thus lowering the risk of heart diseases. Vitamin C is responsible for the growth and repair of body tissues. Folate is vital in the formation of red blood cells. Now, on the flip side, as fruits contain high sugar content. They may prove to be harmful to diabetic patients. Also, eating a lot of them may lead to weight gain and tooth decay. Lastly, relying only on fruits may lead to nutritional deficiencies. Which may further lead to immune system dysfunction. What If we Burn all the Fossil Fuels? Then, I will eat all the burgers in the world. Fossil fuel is a natural fuel such as coal, oil or natural gas. Which has formed over millions of years from the anaerobic decomposition of dead organisms. Now, if we were to burn all the fossil fuels in the world. Then more than 5 trillion tons of greenhouse gases. Mostly carbon dioxide would be released in the atmosphere. This would lead to greenhouse gas levels not seen in more than 400 million years. As a result, global temperatures would increase by more than 10 degrees Celsius. All the ice on earth would melt. Increasing sea levels by more than 100 feet. Thus submerging all the coastal cities of the world. Lastly, rainfalls would be highly unpredictable. Some areas would receive extreme rainfall while other would receive very less. What If we Swallow Chewing Gum? No What If, I swallow chewing gum every single time. Firstly, it is a myth that chewing gum sticks to the insides our stomach. Just like it sticks to any other surface. It does not, it passes through the body just like any other food. Our body is able to digest many parts of the chewing gum like. Sweeteners, flavorings etc. but not the gum resin. But, that does not mean that it stays in our stomachs for years. In fact, just like any other waste material. It is pushed through our intestines and then finally out of the body. So, is there any use of swallowing a chewing gum? The answer is a big no, because it has absolutely no nutritional value. Also note that. Choking may occur if big chunks of swallowed gum get stuck in our windpipe.