The blotches in red indicate forest loss from 2000 to 2012. Add in climate change and the urge to pour concrete and tar on any green space we can get hold of … and do we really have to look much further?
Now read this article: NASA detects surge in deforestation in Malaysia, Bolivia during first quarter of 2014
Some serious questions should be asked:
– who is responsible for monitoring and protecting our forests?
– how are timber concessions awarded? who monitors this?
– is there corruption involved?