Can Google Forest Watch Shows Real Time World Deforestation? This is a question we are all asking. Well not really it is near real time. But here is the truth of the matter is Deforestation is a serious problem in the World we live in today. Google is taking new action to change all of that with this new technology called ‘Global Forest Watch‘. The University of Maryland is using Google Earth combined with Google Maps to get a grasp on what is at how much deforestation is happening. Can this technology change this?
Global Forest Watch | Monitoring Forests in Near Real Time
Published on Feb 20, 2014 – Global Forest Watch (www.globalforestwatch.org) is a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests. For the first time, Global Forest Watch unites satellite technology, open data, and crowd sourcing to guarantee access to timely and reliable information about forests. Armed with the latest information from Global Forest Watch, governments, businesses and communities can halt forest loss.
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Global Forest Watch was created by the World Resources Institute with over 40 partners, including: Google, ESRI, the University of Maryland, Imazon, Center for Global Development, and the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP). Major funders include the Norwegian Climate and Forests Initiative, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the Tilia Fund.
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Google Unveils Turbo-Charged Nanny Cam for Forests
Video via : YouTube / user: Bloomberg News – Published on Feb 20, 2014 – Google will make it easier for companies like Wal-Mart, Unilever and Nestle to track whether suppliers are destroying forests when it unveils a real-time deforestation mapping tool Thursday in DC. The tool will show deforestation as its happening — in detail close enough to show logging roads and tree stands. Bloomberg’s Megan Hughes reports.
In the last 12 years we as humans have destroyed over 500 million acres of forest. This has to stop, at this rate we are going we will have nothing sooner then we think. Follow up on the Global Forest Watch to make sure you are informed.
Google is also teaming up with the World Resources Institute and 40 other super companies to offer this insight on the new Global Forest Watch. Googles Global Forest Watch is going to change the way companies pick their products.
Informing the consumers on what they buy, showing the destruction of the land, and the resources being used up.This is a movement to start making all businesses big and small responsible for the actions. As humans we can change the course of history. Take action within your own life, use less, and help to inspire others to do the same.