[PCA] ARTICLE: Global forest losses accelerated despite the pandemic, threatening world’s climate goals

Park, Margaret E margaret_park at fws.gov
Thu Apr 1 10:23:48 CDT 2021

Chris Mooney , Brady Dennis and John Muyskens, Washington Post, March 31, 2021

Summary: The loss of forests critical to protecting wildlife and slowing climate change accelerated during 2020, despite a worldwide pandemic that otherwise led to a dramatic drop in greenhouse gas emissions, a global survey released Wednesday has found. The Earth saw nearly 100,000 square miles of lost tree cover last year — an area roughly the size of Colorado — according to the satellite-based survey by Global Forest Watch<https://www.globalforestwatch.org/>. The change represents nearly 7 percent more trees lost than in 2019.  The top 5 countries in terms of forest lost between 2019 and 2020, in order:  Russia, Brazil, Australia, US, Canada.
Link to article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/03/31/climate-change-deforestation/?utm_campaign=wp_evening_edition&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_evening&fbclid=IwAR2M4fCS5XBYSDjYnfh8LkM09b4kvTlkIl0Tx4uMzlKp95mqg6N2oCimCOc
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