First study of all Amazon greenhouse gases suggests the damaged forest is now worsening climate change

First study of all Amazon greenhouse gases suggests the damaged forest is now worsening climate change

March 29, 2021

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ClimateChange, Circular Economy

The Amazon rainforest is most likely now a net contributor to warming of the planet, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis from more than 30 scientists.

For years, researchers have expressed concern that rising temperatures, drought, and deforestation are reducing the capacity of the world’s largest rainforest to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and help offset emissions from fossil-fuel burning. Recent studies have even suggested that some portions of the tropical landscape already may release more carbon than they store.

First study of all Amazon greenhouse gases suggests the damaged forest is now worsening climate change