Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Global Forest Watch Tracking Tree Loss Around The World

Global Forest Watch is tracking the deforestation around the world as a near real-time event. It is a new dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that "empowers people everywhere to better manage forests". It is supported by world renowned corporations and organizations like Google, UNEP, NASA, etc.

Below picture shows the loss and gain of forest between Jan. 2000 and Dec. 2012 for my country Malaysia.

The next picture shows the forest status between Jan. 2006 and Dec. 2012. From it we can see that we have more blue colors than red. This means Malaysia is actually planting back the tree.

I guess it is a good sign that we Malaysian are helping to combat the global warming.

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