Scientists have discovered that the Amazon rainforest is emitting more CO2 than it absorbs. The study reported that a billion tonnes of CO2 are emitted by the Amazon rainforest every year. "Forest burning produces around three times more CO2 than the forest absorbs," said Luciana Gatti, who led the research. 30% of deforestation shows 10 times higher CO2 emission than deforestation which is lower than 20%, said Gatti.
Courtesy: The Guardian
In a frightening revelation, the Amazon rainforest is predicted to vanish by 2064 due to the excessive deforestation and droughts in the region. Geologist Robert Walker cited the climate change as the reason and concluded that "Southern Amazonian can expect tipping point sometime before 2064 at the current rate of dry-season lengthening". Reportedly, 1,202 sq. km of the rainforest was destroyed in first four months of 2020, a whopping 55%… read-more