As plants in the Amazon rainforest die off, huge amounts of carbon are released – a key signal that these losses may happen is temperature swings between seasons
12 April 2022
An early warning signal for the loss of plants in the Amazon rainforest can be seen in the temperature difference between seasons, according to the latest climate models.
The sixth generation of these climate models, which were used to inform the 2021 climate reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, incorporate a wide range of data and environmental mechanisms. They are the first to include dynamic vegetation, which looks at how plant populations change and interact over time. …