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Update: Amazon Rainforest could be Self Destructing

An update on the Amazon Rainforest is in order, after claims have been made that the Amazon could be self destructing. Rainforest’s all around the world are deemed the lungs of the planet due to their role in absorbing carbon dioxide, and producing oxygen; But what makes the Amazon rainforest particularly special? Professor William Laurance joined us from James Cook University in Cairns, Australia. He is a Distinguished Research Professor who focuses on the impacts of intensive land-uses, such as hunting and wildfires, on tropical forests and their biodiversity. He also has extensive experience within tropical world, including the Amazon. 

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