Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Good News: The Deforestation Rate Has Been Cut in Half
The rate of deforestation has been cut in half since the 1990s. The forests are still shrinking, but at a slower rate.
In the temperate zone, forests seem to be actually rebounding.
One unexpected fruit of the collapse of the Soviet Union is that the clear-cut forests on collective farms are now growing back since the farms were privatized again.