The Future Climate of Amazonia

This assessment of the future of the Amazon’s climate consists of a concise review and synthesis of the scientific literature combined with an analytic interpretation of the key issues on the subject.

While focusing on the science, the report is couched in accessible language and adopts a holistic perspective, seeking to put numerous sources and expert analyses into a single coherent picture of the Amazon ecosystem.

The report seeks to trace the climatic potential of the world’s greatest remaining rainforest, its functions critical to human society and its destruction through de-forestation and fire. It further discusses what needs to be done to stop the runaway train that the climate has become since human occupation in forest areas.