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Watch the World's Forests Disappear on Google Earth


Environment  (tags: forests, deforestation, environment, environmentalism )

Cal
- 234 days ago - motherjones.com
Deforestation is a tricky problem to nail down. We know forests are shrinking, but knowing exactly where and by how much often means compiling locally reported data that can be shoddy, incomplete, or outdated



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pam w. (191)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 4:22 pm
I'm sorry....this is too painful to watch!
 

Mary T. (269)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 4:31 pm
very sad, we need to stop cutting down trees
 

Natasha Salgado (505)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 5:27 pm
Sooooo depressing. It's criminal tolerating this destruction. Thx Cal
 

Susan Allen (218)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 7:23 pm
So unbelievably sad ~
 

Ben B. (38)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 10:12 pm
This is absolutely astonishing. Fantastic that Hansen, in partnership with NASA and Google Earth, was able to compile the video of satellite imagery, to graphically demonstrate the rate of deforestation world-wide. 888,000 square miles for the twelve years 2000-2012, is deeply depressing. However it is better to know and have accurate figures to work with than not. Now we know the extent of the problem, we have to work that much harder to turn this trend around...., o.k. I know I sound incredibly na´ve and idealistic, but we have to try, actually better still, we must do this. The Earth and we all depend on the outcome.
 

John S. (297)
Monday November 18, 2013, 12:40 am
Sadly noted.
 

Joanna W. (71)
Monday November 18, 2013, 1:47 am
tgars awful
 

ERIKA SOMLAI (225)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:47 am
noted
 

Ben Oscarsito (351)
Monday November 18, 2013, 3:46 am
Why am I getting so depressed...??? -DAMMIT!!!
 

benson gitonga (102)
Monday November 18, 2013, 3:59 am
So sad
 

John Gregoire (257)
Monday November 18, 2013, 4:28 am
Great presentation of very sad fact!
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 4:36 am
depressing
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:08 am
Thanks.
 

Rhonda B. (98)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:18 am
very sad!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday November 18, 2013, 6:26 am
What will they do when all the forests are cut down?
 

Dmitry Nikiforov (236)
Monday November 18, 2013, 6:47 am
unbelievably sad
 

Tom Tree (254)
Monday November 18, 2013, 7:12 am
I JUST WANT TO CRY .........
W T F !! UNBELIEVABLE !!
Morally reprehensible, despicable
When will this MADNESS END !?


 

FranNOMAILPLS Darcy (210)
Monday November 18, 2013, 7:46 am
This is unbelievable..... and so shocking because it is only going to get worse. I must redeem credits for tree planting today
 

Donna T. (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 7:47 am
We're doomed.
 

. (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 8:33 am
Very disturbing. Thanks for sharing, Cal.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Monday November 18, 2013, 9:01 am
Done
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Monday November 18, 2013, 9:12 am
This is terrible!

Everyone, please visit the rainforest site at Greatergood every day,
Landcareniagara,
Ecologyfund.com and
Care2 (obviously!

Also, if you drink Yorkshire Tea, or Taylors of Harrogate coffee, or know someone who does, save the tokens and send them off - just 4 tokens will save a tree in one of their rainforest projects!
 

Shawna S. (43)
Monday November 18, 2013, 9:21 am
Sad indeed!!
This short clip should be run as a television advertisement/commercial - it'll fit nicely into allotted time slots - in order to share the devastation done primarily by mankind. Maybe then big governments will quit denying their involvement and take witness to one of the results of mass deforestation - climate change.
 

Sima Arzumanyan (10)
Monday November 18, 2013, 9:43 am
;(
 

Wonder Girl (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 10:21 am
My word its really shocking that its actually affecting the Google maps, I don't know how you noticed this.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 1:06 pm
Thank you.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (97)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:08 pm
Very sad. TY Cal
 

Jason R. (53)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:26 pm
Lol Cal. Carol D is noting your stories so care2 will let her stay and pump out her anti liberal hate. It's ironic that her people are the cause of much of the destruction to the world..

http://www.care2.com/news/member/113088365/3674513

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Michela m. (3800)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:34 pm


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Michela m. (3800)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:28 pm

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SJ J. (116)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:35 pm
So sorry to see that. Thanks Cal
 

Muriel Servaege (38)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 1:40 am
Thank you, Cal. It's appalling. It looks ominous.
 
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