International rainforest conservation organizations can help us save our planets resources. By voting and supporting groups and laws like these we can also help save our rain forests and the lives of future generations.
Fires could turn Amazon rainforest into a desert as human activity and climate change threaten ‘lungs of the world’, says study
Amazon rainforest more able to withstand drought than previously thought.New research suggests that the Amazon rainforest may be more able to cope with dry conditions than previously predicted. Researchers used a computer model to demonstrate that, providing forest conservation measures are in place, the Amazon rainforest may be more able to withstand periods of drought than has been estimated by other climate models.ScienceDaily
Amazon rainforest losses impact on climate change, study shows
Amazon rainforest losses impact on climate change, study shows: Widespread removal of trees has contributed to a rise in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, increasing the potential impact of climate change, researchers say. Deforestation of the Amazon accounted for 1.5 per cent of the increase in carbon dioxide levels seen since the mid-nineteenth century, the team says.
The Amazon rainforest is losing its ability to combat climate change