[VIDEO] Dr. Lovejoy explains the Amazon tipping point

December 6, 2019

Dr. Thomas E. Lovejoy, President of the Amazon Biodiversity Center, explains how the Amazon rainforest creates its own precipitation, and how deforestation and unsustainable land use has driven this hydrological cycle to a tipping point.

 

 

 

Read more about the tipping point in the editorial authored by Dr. Lovejoy and Dr. Carlos Nobre, published in Science Advances in February 2018:

https://www.amazonbiodiversitycenter.org/single-post/2018/02/21/Amazon-Tipping-Point.

 

And here's a recent article on the subject published in the Washington Post: 

https://www.amazonbiodiversitycenter.org/single-post/2019/08/30/ARTICLE-Amazon-rainforest-close-to-collapse-of-hydrological-cycle.

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