New Google Earth layer offers insight on global deforestation
June 15, 2008
A new Google Earth KML file presents a geographical account of global deforestation.
The KML, developed by David Tryse, provides deforestation data from a number of sources for individual countries, including a live ticker for each country.
“The world has lost close to half of its forests already today, and the continued high pace of deforestation contributes greatly to climate change and the loss of biodiversity,” wrote Tryse on his website.
Country profiles are also included as pops ups.
The Google Earth KML file is available at http://david.tryse.net/googleearth/Forests_nw.kmz