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The world has lost almost six Californias worth of forest since 2000 - Quartz

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The world lost the trees on some 2.3 million square kilometers (0.9 million square miles) of land, while trees grew back or were planted on roughly 0.8 million sq km. Here’s what those total land areas would look like in both the US and Europe:


Due to humans cutting them down, climate change, or both?

Human enc-roach-ment.

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