Tree cover and human settlements

The world’s forests absorb and store carbon (296 Gt Carbon) in both above and below ground biomass. The worlds forests area primarily designed for biodiversity and forest within protected areas have increased since 1990. Forests managed for clean water supply resilience against disasters, recreation, cultural and spiritual activities. Forests supply the world’s products in low-income countries woodfuel is still the most important wood product. Forest areas have decreased since 1990 but the rate of net forest loss has been cut by 50%.

Tree cover density and human settlements of North America

Tree cover density and human settlements of North America
Source: jakubmarian.com

Tree cover density and human settlements of South America

Tree cover density and human settlements of South America
Source: jakubmarian.com

Tree cover density and human settlements of Russia

Tree cover density and human settlements of Russia
Source: jakubmarian.com

Tree cover density and human settlements of Asia

Tree cover density and human settlements of Easta and South Asia
Source: jakubmarian.com

Continents & regions by forest area, forested area (% of land area)
Polar regions – 13,800,000 km2
Latin America and the Caribbean – 9,640,000 km2 (45.67%)
East Asia and the Pacific – 7,332,000 km2 (35.18%)
Africa – 6,500,000 km2 (21.80%)
Canada & the U.S. – 3,680,000 km2 (26.00%)
European Union – 1,600,000 km2 (35.00%)
Australia – 1,470,832 km2 (19.00%)
India – 778,424 km2 (23.68%)
West Asia – 36,600 km2 (1.00%)
World – 39,000,000 km2 (26.19%)

Top 10 Countries by forest area, forested area (% of land area)
1. Russia – 8,149,300 (49.40%)
2. Canada – 4,916,438 (49.24%)
3. Brazil – 4,776,980 (56.10%)
4. United States – 3,100,950 (33.84%)
5. China – 2,083,210 (21.83%)
6. Australia – 1,470,832 (19.90%)
7. Democratic Republic of the Congo – 1,172,704 (50.00%)
8. Argentina – 945,336 (34.00%)
9. Indonesia – 884,950 (46.46%)
10. India – 778,424 (23.68%)

Forests as mountains

Forests as mountains
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Dominant Color of Earth’s Countries

Color represents the dominant color of a country as seen from space. Light blue indicates no data. The map was made using Google Maps API and k-means clustering with Python.

Dominant Color of Earth's Countries
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