The Amazon rainforest may be nearing a point of no return
The lungs of our planet are fighting a losing battle, but all hope isn't yet lost. The Amazon rainforest is a significant player in climate dynamics, helping to regulate global oxygen and carbon cycles. However, a 2022 study indicates that all this might be about to change. Matt Simon examines new satellite data evidence that suggests that the rainforest has become less resilient to disturbances like drought and discovers what this might mean for the future.