Google's Next Goal: To STOP Deforestation with Global Forest Watch | Le BONHEUR comme indice d'épanouissement social et économique. |

Deforestation has long been cited as a problem, but a lack of accessible data meant that the general public had to take someone's word for the figures. As a result, its threat always seemed more abstract and nebulous than, say, climate change or rising sea levels.

Until now: Google has unveiled its Global Forest Watch, an online tool that monitors deforestation around the world in near-real time.

Via Lauren Moss