Images of Southern Kalimantans Palm Oil plantations from Google Earth.

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Last night I was using Google Earth and decided to look for palm oil plantations to see how easy they would be to find. Its surprisingly (or not surprisingly) easy, just zoom in anywhere that isn’t dark green. If its not a palm oil plantation, its  more than likely land cleared for either palm oil, mining, or rubber tree plantations. While I think nations should look in their own backyards before passing judgment on another nations agricultural practices, or any practice particular to a nation, the scale of the destruction of Kalimantans rainforest conveyed by being able to zoom in and out on Google Earth was simply breathtaking.



This is how most of the country used to look.ImageImage

Cleared landImageImageImageImageImageImage


And heres some images from google..


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