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Which Came First - The Rain or the Rainforest?

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Produced by: Minute Earth
Year: 2013
Language: English
Region: Global

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Land Surface Temperature
Image by: Reto Stockli, NASA's Earth Observatory Team
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Deforestation
Image by: The Earth Observatory, NASA
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