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Unformatted text preview: e, July 2004 Forests and Albedo Boreal (taiga) forest in winter; Much lower albedo than snow! NASA Blue Marble composite, February 2004 PosiCve feedbacks associated with Boreal Forest cover Does earth really have this much forest cover? Current and original distribuCons of temperate and tropical forest Deforesta)on is one of humanity’s Early DeforestaCon: biggest (if dubious) feats! (pre- 1700’s) Europe SE China India / SE Asia Japan Africa Later DeforestaCon: (post- 1700’s) Eastern United States Eastern Australia Present DeforestaCon: (post- WWII) Amazon Africa Forested Area, 1990, 2000, 2005, By Region Average Change in Forested Area Per Year, By Region How do these numbers compare to total forest areas? What is the wood used for? industrial roundwood (for m...
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