"The Amazon rainforest generates half its own rainfall, but deforestation threatens to disrupt this cycle, shifting large parts of this ancient forest to dry, savanna habitat."
January 27, 2020
Dr. Robert Walker was interviewed by Claire Asher from Mongabay News regarding the Amazon tipping point.
The article discussed the ongoing deforestation and governmental policies and inaction that imperils the Amazon rainforest. It also highlights Dr. Walker's research, which details how ongoing agricultural expansion and infrastructure development could push the Amazon beyond the tipping within the next thirty-year.
If the Brazilian government continues to promote agribusiness expansion it could be catastrophic for the Amazon and the world said Walker: “If development proceeds for another 5–10 years with no controls there’s really no hope.”