Keep in mind as you review these maps for 2001, 2010, and 2017, our forests are the “lungs” of the earth and we are systematically destroying them.
DEFORESTATION – Based on the definition and the belief that endemic forests are removed and replaced by a GMO tree farm commercial crop. Google “clearcut and scarification”. It’s what we do in NB and elsewhere in the area. The impacts are far beyond the forest 50% cover loss depicted here. However, these maps show the increased cutting over this time period. A trip to Google Earth time sequences is even more frightening.
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When you get there, zoom in to explore your area of interest.