First-Ever Carbon Map Shows Global Warming in Peru’s Amazon

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Image shows an area of road building and development adjacent to primary
forest in red tones, and secondary forest regrowth in green tones.

You can see the effects of global warming in a new high-resolution map that shows carbon locked up in tropical forest vegetation and emitted by land-use practices in Peru’s Amazon. The maps were created with satellite mapping, airborne-laser technology, and ground-based plot surveys. And the images may help pave the way for a new United Nations monitoring system to curb deforestation and forest degradation.

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