The Amazon rainforest makes its own rain. And less forest means less precipitation. As forest destruction affects climate and vice versa, the concern is that the Amazon will be caught up in a set of feedback loops that could dramatically speed up the pace of forest loss and degradation and bring the Amazon to a point of no return. This ‘tipping point’ may occur when a certain percentage of Amazonian habitat dies, after which it will all turn into a savanna-like ecosystem.
Tanagers, Yellow Warblers, Bobolinks, Chivi Vireo, and more are all different types of migratory birds from the Amazon. Tanagers come in a wide variety of colors such as red and orange or a more grayish-blue. The male Scarlet Tanagers are known as the most gorgeous birds seen in the north during the summer, but they … Read more
Did you know the Peruvian Amazon rainforest alone occupies a territory larger than that of Ukraine? I did not. That’s a fun fact I dug up from Amazon Watch when researching this blog. That’s not all they have in common. Both are also under attack from autocratic leaders determined to hang onto power. This I … Read more
Where we are, where we are heading… Join Dr. Roger Mustalish and Dr. Paul Morgan of the ACEER Foundation as they discuss the ramifications of climate change on human health and how the Amazon Rainforest is a critical component to the overall health of ecosystems around the world. <br /> Sources: Center for Disease Control … Read more