The New York Times reported that, according to new research, the Amazon region is losing its ability to recover from disturbances such as drought and land-use change. Beyond a certain tipping point, most of the rainforest will be replaced by grasslands, severely affecting biodiversity and climate. If the Amazon is lost, up to 90 billion tons of carbon dioxide will enter the atmosphere
The scientists say their study does not confirm when this tipping point will be reached, "but it is Special Database worth reminding that when that tipping point is reached, we will lose the Amazon rainforest and the global climate will change with it," one of the authors said. , said Tim Lentoneveral years of global emissions, making it harder to control global warming, Langton said. In past research, there has been considerable uncertainty about when this tipping point might be reached.
But some studies have concluded that deforestation, drought and other factors could lead to the death of vast forests in the Amazon by the end of the century. Carlos Nobre, a senior scientist at Brazil's National Institute of Amazonian Research, was one of the first to raise the alarm over the potential disappearance of the Amazon more than 30 years ago. He called the new study "remarkable."