Why has the Amazon flipped from carbon sink to carbon source?

 
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The Amazon was once called the 'lungs of the planet'. New research suggests those lungs are now so badly diseased that they may be irreparable. Human activity hasn't just lowered the amount of CO2 the region can store, it's also kicked off numerous other feedback loops that are now tipping out of control. So what are those variables, and what's the prognosis? Research Links Frontiers in Forests and Global Change https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/forests-and-global-change Mongabay https://news.mongabay.com/2021/01/amazon-is-on-the-brink-of-turning-into-a-carbon-source-study-warns/ Global Forest Watch https://www.globalforestwatch.org/map/?map=eyJjZW50ZXIiOnsibGF0IjotMjEuNzg4OTMyMDI4MzQ4NDMsImxuZyI6LTY1LjM4NzI2MDgzMTI0NjY1fSwiem9vbSI6My40MTg4NDQxMjUzNzAxODUzfQ%3D%3D&mapPrompts=eyJvcGVuIjp0cnVlLCJzdGVwc0tleSI6InN1YnNjcmliZVRvQXJlYSJ9 #amazon #climateemergency #actnow

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