The probable effects on the climate of Penang of the continued destruction of its hill jungles

By James Logan

January 2010 FEATURE
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IT IS REMARKED that the whole of the eastern front of the range (of a mountain in Pinang) has within a few years been denuded of its forest. The greater part of it is too steep for any permanent cultivation, and in all probability after the fecundity of the fresh soil, enriched by the ashes of the trees, has been exhausted, it will be abandoned by the Chinese squatters. It is not here alone that I was surpsrised to see...

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