Vandalism in the name of science.
January 12, 2021 3:27 AM   Subscribe

Jungle Lab The machete-wielding scientists ventured into the Amazon, hacking through dense jungle as the mid-morning temperature soared past 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 C). Soaked in sweat, the small group of men and women sawed and tore trees limb from limb. They drilled into the soil and sprayed paint across tree trunks.
A Brazil-wide map of secondary forests over the past 33 years can help regrow Amazon rainforest, stop fires, and curb carbon emissions.
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posted by Wretch729 at 9:33 AM on January 12

Nature magazine march 2020.
Referencing the University of Leeds scientists:
Trees are dying, the researchers found, because temperatures are rising and drought is increasing, a trend that is likely to continue as greenhouse gases build up. A decade from now, Africa’s carbon sink will be 14% lower compared with 2010–15. The Amazonian carbon sink is on course to disappear completely by 2035. If that happens it will result in more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and therefore more global warming.
posted by adamvasco at 10:19 AM on January 12

CO2 in Earth’s atmosphere nearing levels of 15m years ago.
posted by adamvasco at 3:52 PM on January 12

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