Factful math: Grade 5th-6th
Math skills: Percent change
Related Environmental issues: Biodiversity & Deforestation
Global forest area per capita has decreased from 15,000m2 in 1960 to 5,000m2 in 2019. By what percent has the global forest area per capita decreased over the last 60 years?
(14,000 – 5,000)/ 14,000 x 100 = about 65%
Source: Hannay, J., 2022. New Study finds global forest area per capita has decreased by over 60%. IOP Publishing.
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