Out of Sink: The Amazon Rainforest Is Losing Its Ability to Absorb CO2

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For the first time, human-based carbon emissions in Latin America are exceeding the Amazon rainforest’s capacity to absorb them. A study by the University of Leeds suggests that the rainforest’s carbon absorption has fallen by 30 per cent since the 1990s, reducing its effectiveness as a carbon sink. Although the reasons remain unclear, the report’s lead author Dr. Roel Brienen notes, “the whole forest is living faster – trees grow faster, die faster,” which may be the result of carbon absorption itself.[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title=”Read more” align=”right” style=”3d” color=”orange” size=”md” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nature.com%2Fnature%2Fjournal%2Fv519%2Fn7543%2Ffull%2Fnature14283.html||target:%20_blank”][/vc_column][/vc_row]