Rukia Ahmed Abdi's post

A study by Bernardo Flores of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil found that 15% of the Amazon had already been cleared and another 17% had been degraded by human activity, such as logging, fires, and under-canopy extraction. A further 38% of the Amazon may be weakened as a result of the prolonged droughts over the past decade. As a result of these activities, the Amazon rainforest could hit a tipping point by 2050.

  • Jane Wangui

    7 w

    This is quite alarming..Amazon being the biggest wet land in the should be protected...and legal action taken on those who carry out barbaric actions such as cutting down of trees knowing the kind of impact they bring upon the earth.

    • Chris Ndungu

      8 w

      Absurd news! deforestation continues to scourge the Amazon rainforest even though the government has shown allot of effort injunction to protect it.

      • Munene Mugambi

        8 w

        As it is, deforestation continues to plague the Amazon rainforest despite the efforts of governments mandated to protect it. Recently, Brazil's Lula has intensified efforts to stop mining and logging in the forest, but there is only so much he can do. Who exactly bankrolls these malicious efforts?

        • Patrick Kiash

          8 w

          That's a huge warning⚠️ from scientists. The world leader's as well to the general public needs to act about this grave matter for protection and alternatives to avert it from happening.

          • Tabitha Kimani

            8 w

            The amazon is the liver of our planet and should be protected.

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