Climate Crisis and Deforestation Threaten The Future of the Amazon, Says UN Panel

New report corroborates research that points to an advancing countryside and diminishing forest and an increase in carbon emissions in the region

An Amazon with fields taking over the forest, high tree mortality, intense droughts, extreme rains, more frequent forest fires, loss of biodiversity and carbon dioxide emissions greater than the absorption capacity.

All this is already happening and tends to accelerate even more if global climate change and the advance of deforestation, both results of human action, are not contained. The warning is in the second volume of the sixth report of the IPCC (the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released this Monday (28).

The Amazon occupies a prominent place in the study, carried out by 270 scientists from around the world. To analyze the situation of the world's largest rainforest, the IPCC drew on dozens of academic articles on the climate crisis in the region on already verified impacts and climate scenarios.

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