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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Amazon could shrink by 85% due to climate change, scientists say

Amazon could shrink by 85% due to climate change, scientists say

Date : 11th March 2009, Source : The Guardian (UK)



Global warming will wreck attempts to save the Amazon rainforest, according to a devastating new study which predicts that one-third of its trees will be killed by even modest temperature rises. The research, by some of Britain's leading experts on climate change, shows that even severe cuts in deforestation and carbon emissions will fail to save the emblematic South American jungle, the destruction of which has become a powerful symbol of human impact on the planet. Up to 85% of the forest could be lost if spiralling greenhouse gas emissions are not brought under control, the experts said. But even under the most optimistic climate change scenarios, the destruction of large parts of the forest is "irreversible".

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/mar/11/amazon-global-warming-trees





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