Rainforest depletion and extinction
How rapidly are our rainforests diminishing, and if they keep up at the same
rate when will they be gone?
My best estimate based on the data I have seen is that the rainforests may
last anywhere between twenty and five billion years. At any given place they
could disappear much sooner - the problem is more severe on islands than it is
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Update: June 2012