Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A Virtual Plunge in Borneo's Deforestation

On The Oil Drum, Dave has a sobering story about the impact of palm oil plantations on Indonesia's rain forest. The animated gif below, derived from Google Map, is zooming in on some oil palm plantations in the South-West part of the Borneo Island. At large scale you can see the actual smoke from the forest fires.

A plunging view in Borneo's deforestation