Fires could turn Amazon rainforest into a desert as human activity and climate change threaten ‘lungs of the world’, says study

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SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras: 16/04/2014

Fires could turn Amazon rainforest into a desert as human activity and climate change threaten ‘lungs of the world’, says study

Drying out of the rainforest threatens to ignite the tree-filled habitat – with its rich biodiversity – and convert it almost overnight into barren desert

The Amazon rainforest is becoming increasingly vulnerable to catastrophic forest fires due to a combination of droughts, climate change and human activities such as deforestation, farming and habitat fragmentation, a major study has concluded.

Although fires have always occurred in Amazonia, they have been largely controlled by the natural…

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