Worldwide Deforestation in Google Earth
The world has lost almost half of its forests already, and the continued rate of deforestation contributes greatly to climate change and the loss of global biodiversity. This easy to grasp visualisation in Google Earth from the Google Earth Outreach Showcase gives us the state of the forests today. 3D extrusions of the countries boundaries represent the data to be communicated. You can switch from overall deforestation rate to relative deforestation rate and as well see the current state of the forests. Choose from different sets of information in the Places pane in Google Earth or click on the pie chart ballons for more informatin on each country.
Find more information on disappearing forests on greenpeace.org