Map shows spatial distribution and intensity of land take for urban and other artificial land (lcf2 Urban residential sprawl + lcf3 Sprawl of economic sites and infrastructures) over particular territory in 2000 - 2006.
From the LCF database for the period 2000 - 2006, attributes of land cover flows 21, 22 and 31-38, which represent urban residential sprawl and sprawl of economic sites and infrastructures, were extracted. Values of these selected LCFs were summed up and joined on 1km cell grid LAEA5210_1K for Europe. Sum of land cover flows 21, 22 and 31-38 is visualised on the map as Artificial sprawl.
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Fly only for distances greater than 700 km. Otherwise take the train. A transatlantic flight produces almost half as much CO2 as an average person produces over a period of one year while meeting all his or her other needs, such as lighting, heating and car travel!
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