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Amazon nears climate 'tipping point'

Savannification" of the Amazon would be hugely disruptive, in South America and across the globe.

Hammered by climate change and relentless deforestation, the Amazon rainforest is losing its capacity to recover and could irretrievably transition into savannah, with dire consequences for the region and the world, according to a new study published in Nature. Besides the Amazon, ice sheets on Greenland and the West Antarctic, Siberian permafrost loaded with CO2 and methane, monsoon rains in South Asia, coral reef ecosystems, and the Atlantic ocean current are all vulnerable to tipping points that could radically alter the world as we know it.

Source: Phys org 12 March 2022


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