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Amazon rainforest on the brink of reaching ‘tipping point’, academics warn

Deforestation in Amazon rainforest
The study says the future resilience of the Amazon depends on ‘cooperation between Amazonian countries to end deforestation and expand restoration’ (Photo: Bruno Kell/Reuters)

A reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions and an end to deforestation locally are necessary to protect the Amazon rainforest from ecological collapse

The Amazon rainforest, which holds more than 10 per cent of earth’s terrestrial biodiversity, will approach a “tipping point” some time between now and 2050, ...

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