Climate change could wipe out 85% of Amazon rainforest by 2150

February 24th, 2010

According to a study by UK Met Office Hadley Centre published in Nature Geoscience, a rise of just 1 degree could have irreversible impacts on the forest; 75% forest loss for a 3 degrees rise, and 85% for a rise of 4 degrees.

Source: 85% of the Amazon rainforest may be lost due to global warming – Monga Bay

Date: 14 March 2009

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