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Deforestation

Myth vs Reality: Locations of Deforestation

This brief segment addresses the misconception that deforestation is a problem only in the Amazon.

Credits

Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with the NASA Earth Observatory.

Video design and production by STScI
Text by STScI, based on stories from the NASA Earth Observatory: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/
Music courtesy of APM

Transcript

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A blue hexagon appears in the middle of a gray background split into two halves by a line. A banner is outlined in light blue for the title, Myth vs Reality. An illustration with sea serpents surrounding a ship is above Myth. A satellite view of the Earth is above reality. A dark, rotating planet floats in the background at the bottom. The Myth side is highlighted. Text, Deforestation is only a problem in the Amazon.
 
The reality side is highlighted. Text, While deforestation rates are high in the Amazon, all major tropical forests are shrinking.