Incredibly detailed map reveals forest biomass in the United States

In the last several hundred years, human activity has shifted large quantities of the world's carbon from long-term storage (i.e. carbon bound up in rocks, fossil fuels, and forests) into forms of short-term storage such as croplands and pastures, which tend to store less carbon for shorter periods of time. »1/19/12 10:40am1/19/12 10:40am