Recently, a study on the Amazon rainforest was published in the Nature Climate Change journal.
- Using 30 years of satellite data and statistical tools, the researchers observed that around 75 of the Amazon rainforest is likely heading towards a tipping point.
- Amazon rainforest is losing its ability to bounce back from extreme events similar as prolonged droughts or forest fires. Therefore, there’s a chance that the Amazon rainforest may transform into a dry champaign-like ecosystem.
- This transformation will have negative impacts on the Amazon forest’s unique biodiversity, and its implicit as a carbon sink. It’ll also contribute to global climate change.
Pitfalls to Amazon rainforest
Deforestation is the biggest threat. The rainforest is being destroyed for agriculture, constructing roads, mining, hydropower projects, timber birth,etc.
About Amazon rainforest
Amazon rainforest is a large tropical rainforest in the South American continent. They’re called lungs earth. Around 30 of the world’s species are plant in the Amazon rainforest, they include plant species, tree species, birds, and more than 430 species of mammals.
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