• 22 September 2021
  • 10:00-10:30
  • Room: Virtual Room 1 - EN

When will the Amazon reach its tipping point?

Virtual Room 1 - EN

Having already lost 18 percent of its tree cover, and with deforestation showing no signs of slowing, the Amazon is approaching what’s known as a ‘tipping point’ – the point at which it will no longer be able to sustain its natural cycles, which for the Amazon means losing its rainfall and drying out into an entirely different ecosystem. How close are we to witnessing this? In this GLF Live, we heard from Luciana Gatti, one of the foremost researchers on the Amazon, on the drivers of this dangerous process and what can be done to stop it.