Thursday, 17 October 2019

Amazon Watch: What Happens When the Forest Disappears?


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Amazon fires, August 2019, some deliberately set to make way for agriculture.
Satellite image taken by MODIS.


At a remote site where the world’s largest rainforest abuts land cleared for big agriculture, Brazilian and American scientists are keeping watch for a critical tipping point – the time when the Amazon ceases to be a carbon sink and turns into a source of carbon emissions. Story here.

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