Deforestation in the Amazon instructions



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Deforestation in the Amazon

INSTRUCTIONS



1) Using the data below produce a bar graph of the Year and The Annual forest loss in Kilometers squared

Year

Annual forest loss (kmĀ²)

1988

21,050

1989

17,770

1990

13,730

1991

11,030

1992

13,786

1993

14,896

1994

14,896

1995

29,059

1996

18,161

1997

13,227

1998

17,383

1999

17,259

2000

18,226

2001

18,165

2002

21,394

2003

25,247

2004

27,423

2005

18,846

2006

14,109

2007

11,532

2008

11,968

2010 TARGET

7,500

2014 TARGET

5,000


2) Describe the patterns on the graph, what happens to the amount of forest loss over time? Use figures in your response.




3) Look at the targets set by the Brazilian Government for forest loss for 2010 and 2014. In your opinion will the Brazilian government meet its target?


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