It was not a long way from intact natural forests to oil-palm monoculture in western Borneo as on GE imagery time sequence from 2009 to 2016 can be seen: ..
Palm-oil production with no mercy - a well known issue of our days, but this time I would like to ask about another sort of human activity around, that also seems to erase the original ecosystem, changing the whole surface forever as well.
Besides the hundreds of square kilometers oil-palm monocultures, which has already made catastrophic human impact on natural forests with endangered species like Orangutans, I have spotted some other type of wounds of nature made by human in Borneo. Next South to a 200 km2 sheet of oil-palm monoculture, 5X5 meters, square shape features cover the surface, multiplying each year:
Cover changes between 2012 - 2015: -
Big-step view of the process also rather "instructive":
intact forests with some clearcuts (1994) --- complete deforestation / "white plaque" start spreading (2002) --- scars of the process covers the whole area (2011):
KitsuneFox: syzygy - posts I have made here do not receive much attention. I may do a detailed writeup of the now lost Edgemont Park in PA, one of the first electrified trolley parks in the world, but still debating. I'm missing 1 key bit of information.
Aug 17, 2021 10:38:20 GMT
syzygy: BRUTAL! Cars as if were matchboxes in a model town... Brilliant infos you share here in shoutbox - why not you post these?
Aug 16, 2021 17:36:00 GMT
KitsuneFox: In the early morning, before sunrise, of Augusts 11th, 12th, and 13th is reported to be the best viewing time for the Perseids meteor shower.
Aug 10, 2021 10:32:11 GMT
KitsuneFox: Davidson Seamount is the tallest known fully underwater mountain in the world, measuring 7,480 feet base to peak.
Aug 5, 2021 0:02:27 GMT
syzygy: ...and about other hills and humps... stone cold wisdom! ( :
Jul 28, 2021 14:13:17 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Wycheproof in Australia is the shortest recognized mountain on the world. It stands at 141 feet base to peak. A mineral named 'Wycheproofite' is mined near the location, and is the only known place it's found.
Jul 28, 2021 10:13:47 GMT
syzygy: Cool! Great extra info series about "all stars" highest mountains on Earth!
Jul 22, 2021 6:25:22 GMT
KitsuneFox: Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador is the highest mountain on Earth, as measured from the center of the planet. The peak is over 6,800 feet further away than Mount Everest, and is the closest land on earth to outer space.
Jul 22, 2021 0:13:35 GMT
SpiderX22: Big news in the Aircraft in Flight database (in Transportation) -> HUGE changes. Thanks RaveyThirteen for your post -> will be changing ownership of the collection (hopefully for me lol) -> look forward to this!
Jul 20, 2021 21:02:26 GMT