[ARTICLES] Dr. Lovejoy on the future of the Amazon rainforest


The Guardian interviewed Amazon Biodiversity Center’s President Dr. Thomas Lovejoy on the increasing importance of a sustainable biodiversity based economy. More than half of the world’s GDP is dependent on biodiversity and with the Amazon rainforest nearing its “tipping point,” the future looks dismal unless officials place economic value on nature at whole instead of simply for resource extraction.


You can read the article here:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/21/building-a-green-economy-could-stop-nightmare-degradation-of-amazon-aoe

The Guardian's article is in response to the Royal Society's publication of an essay by Dr. Lovejoy warning that the Amazon's hydrological cycle is approaching a tipping point. Beyond this tipping point, deforestation permanently disrupts the rainfall patterns that the entire ecosystem relies on.


You can read Dr. Lovejoy's essay for the Royal Society here:

https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/biodiversity/amazonias-future/


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