A recent paper in the journal Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development predicts that vast areas of the Amazon could reach a tipping point as soon as 2064.
Dr Bernice Maxton-Lee is the author of Forest Conservation and Sustainability in Indonesia: A Political Economy Study of International Governance Failure, published in 2020 by Routledge. She submitted this Guest Post about deforestation in Indonesia.
By Chris Lang According to research published in Nature, one of the most worrying impacts of the climate crisis has already started. Tropical forests are losing their ability to absorb carbon. The research found that the Amazon could stop being a carbon sink as soon as 2035.
By Chris Lang In September 2007, a paper by a group of Brazilian researchers was published in Geophysical Research Letters. The title was “Regional climate change over eastern Amazonia caused by pasture and soybean cropland expansion”.
By Chris Lang Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest increased this year to its highest rate since 2008, according to data released this week by Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE). The data reveal that Amazon deforestation rose by 30% compared to last year.