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Amazon Institute for Environmental Research et al. 2006
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Worst Case Scenario for the Amazon Forest
Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
2050. Global climate change has already
contributed to rising temperatures in
the Amazon which, when combined
with deforestation, have led to a cycle
of lower precipitation and a greater frequency
of droughts. Researchers at Brazil’s
National Institute for Space Research
say that the Amazon could reach a tipping
point – the point at which deforestation
and climate change combine to
trigger self-sustaining desertification –
in 50-60 years (Reuters 2008).