AMAZON RAINFOREST NEARING TIPPING POINT - IAS Academy in Coimbatore
AMAZON RAINFOREST NEARING TIPPING POINT
Why in News?
A study published recently says that a significant part of the Amazon rainforest has been heading towards a tipping point since the early 2000s.In future the forest might become a savanna-like ecosystem.
Savannah-Like Ecosystem - The Savannah ecosystem is a tropical grassland with warm temperatures year-round and with its highest seasonal rainfall in the summer.
The savanna is characterized by grasses and small or dispersed trees that do not form a closed canopy, allowing sunlight to reach the ground.
The largest areas of savanna are found in Africa, South America, Australia, India, the Myanmar (Burma)–Thailand region in Asia, and Madagascar.
Findings of the Report - Causes
- Loss of resilence
- Climate change
- Decreasing Biodiversity
- Loss of ecosystem
- Anthropogenic activities
- Emission of the green house gases
- Development of Infrastructure
- Releasing of CO2
- Affecting the rainfall
- extinction of species
- Rising of temperature
- Government Regulations
- Banning Clear-Cutting of Forests
- Reforestation and Afforestation
- Reduce Consumption of Paper
- Educate Others
- Reduce Consumption of Deforestation Prone Products
- Following sustainable development