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Re: Pollution
« Reply #705 on: June 28, 2018, 08:29:33 pm »
 

June 28, 2018

Bye, Trees 🌳 😟

Tropical forests lost an area the size of Bangladesh worldwide in 2017--the second-worst year of tree loss on record after 2016, according to new data from the World Resources Institute.

The WRI analysis, which uses satellite data to survey forest cover worldwide, finds that the rate of deforestation amounts to 40 football fields worth of trees disappearing each minute. "We simply won’t meet the climate targets that we agreed to in Paris without a drastic reduction in tropical deforestation and restoration of forests around the world," Andreas Dahl-Jorgensen, deputy director of the Norwegian government’s International Climate and Forest Initiative, told the New York Times.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/06/tropical-deforestation-forest-loss-2017/
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