a scientific explanation for the deforestation problem

From a reader

‘Hi, I had to read this article for a PhD class, and I found it really interesting. A bit different, shaking the foundations of sustainability science as we know it, but I think it makes a good case. It says – in some sense in a way Bj√∂rn Lomborg-style approach – that the record of environmental degradation in Africa (in this case, deforestation) is incorrect, at least in the two case studies they present, and that this assumption is stabilised with narratives that are based more on Western imagination than on African realities.
To me, they make a nice case, although it is impossible to judge which data is correct’

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