Amazon Dieback and the 21st Century

  title={Amazon Dieback and the 21st Century},
  author={R. Blaustein},
In the period of colonial conquest and later during the industrial age’s boom-and-bust rubber trade, Amazonian peoples suffered huge declines. Yet the great tropical forest in which they lived—in Amazonia expert John Hemming’s words, “the world’s richest ecosystem,” with its immensity as its best safeguard—survived. In the second half of the 20th century, however, expanding highways, dams, settlement programs, agriculture, and especially direct deforestation alarmingly altered vast areas of the… Expand
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