conservation of habitats (rain forest)

lou jost
Tue, 27 Dec 2011 19:47:17 PST
The most disturbing thing about theĀ  Amazon basin is its climatic instability. Recent studies suggest that if mean temperature goes up just a little, or precipitation declines, the climate will pass a threshold and the forest will revert permanently to savannah, with no hope of returning forest. Because deforestation increases temp and decreases rainfall, the area is headed towards this threshold at an ever-accelerating rate. The future does not look good.

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