Nine Ways to Avoid the Amazon Tipping Point

In this policy brief authored by Bernardo M. Flores, Adriane Esquivel-Muelbert, and Marco Ehrlich, the authors underscore the global repercussions of an Amazonian tipping point, emphasizing its irreversible impact on the world's largest tropical forest. The brief addresses the role of greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, and land-use disturbances in pushing the Amazon towards a tipping point. It also urges proactive measures to avoid large-scale collapse through a better understanding of critical interactions and synergies.

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