Are we close to “the Amazon dieback?” It is the idea is that a certain level of deforestation will push the world’s largest rainforest to a tipping point where spiraling feedback effects convert much of the forest into savannah.
The Amazon rainforest holds about 17% of the world’s carbon (trapped in its vegetation). According to conventional climate science wisdom, there is a deforestation tipping point. Once it is reached, the Amazon will become a producer of carbon, as opposed to a producer of oxygen.
The results will be catastrophic at best, apocalyptic at worst. Get scared. Get angry. Get educated. Get involved!
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