The Earth was covered by approximately 14.8 billion acres of forest 8,000 years ago. As a repercussion of human exploitation, only 8.6 billion acres now remain - the highest rates of deforestation occurred during the last 50 years. For example, between 1980-1990, Brazil lost 91.4 million acres of tropical forest, roughly the total area of North and South Dakota.
Destroyed since 1990
Forest cover 2010
Forest cover 2030
40% of the amazon rainforest will be gone by the year 2050.