January 27, 2011

Deforestation in the blink of an eye | VIDEO

18 million acres per year. Poof.

Deforestation destroys precious wildlife habitat and accounts for 20 percent of global carbon emissions.  As if that stat didn’t rattle you enough, watch this time-lapse aerial sequence of the devastation of forests in a region of the Amazon (don’t blink!):

Video: Rainforest Alliance

Photo: Flickr.com | Brazil Adventure International

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