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Human impacts outpace natural processes in the Amazon


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  • 27.01.2023
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  • Science AAAS. - New York : American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2023. - 2023, no. 379
English Amazonian environments are being degraded by modern industrial and agricultural activities at a pace far above anything previously known, imperiling its vast biodiversity reserves and globally important ecosystem services. The most substantial threats come from regional deforestation due to export market demands, and global climate change. The Amazon is currently perched to transition rapidly from a largely forested to a non-forested landscape. These changes are happening much too rapidly for Amazonian species, peoples, and ecosystems to respond adaptively. Policies to prevent the worst outcomes are known and must be enacted immediately. We now need political will and leadership to act on this information. To fail the Amazon is to fail the biosphere, and we to fail to act at our peril.
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Département de Biologie
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Biological sciences
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