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Rainforest expert agrees with IPCC: warns of 'tipping point' for Amazon

Date : 3rd February 2010, Source : Mongabay



Amid questions over the Amazon forests' capacity to survive climate change, a renowned tropical biologist says that in fact the fears are real, reports Tierramerica. Speaking at the Biodiversity Science Policy Conference in Paris, Thomas Lovejoy, biodiversity chair at the Washington DC-based Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, and chief biodiversity adviser to the president of the World Bank, described the Amazon rainforest as "very close to a tipping point".

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0203-hance_amazontip.html





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