Twelve years of global deforestation, wildfires, windstorms, insect infestations and more are captured in a new set of forest disturbance maps created
from billions of pixels acquired by the imager on the NASA-USGS Landsat 7 satellite.
During this 12 years period of time Brazil cut its deforestation rate from 40,000 square kilometers per year to 20,000 square kilometers per year.
However, deforestation continues here and has increased a lot in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Congo and Angola !
edit on 18-11-2013 by CosmicDude because: (no reason given)
Where I live they have finally cut down the last of the old growth and have been into reforestation but using only one species of tree (black spruce)
..I think this will end up biting them in the behind down the road but that is just my opinion .The way it works here is that the Irvings lease land
from the Crown and because they have such a active accounting dept. they end up getting paid to cut the forest down and paid to replant it and to
finally reharvest it ..It's all good for them but the forests are gone and I dont think I will ever see them return in my life time ...sad in so many
They call trees old when they are a hundred years old now. There used to be a lot of five hundred year old trees three hundred years ago. I suppose
when you harvest them before they get big, then you can call them old at a hundred years old. Seems like man doesn't like anything that lives longer
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