WORD IMAGE - DEFORESTATION
Digital Art on Metal 30" W X 40" H
Greenhouse gases emitted when forests are cleared account for a fifth of global emissions from human activities. In 2017 the world lost 39 million acres of tropical trees, a record only exceeded by losses in 2016. Not only is CO2 emitted in the deforestation process, the world also loses the benefit of the CO2 absorbed by these trees, and the soil in which they grow, in the normal carbon cycle.