"Amazon deforestation is close to tipping point": https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180319124212.htm

"Deforestation of the Amazon is about to reach a threshold beyond which the region's rainforest may undergo irreversible changes that transform the landscape into degraded savanna with sparse shrubby plant cover and low biodiversity. Deforestation rates ranging from 20% to 25% could turn the hydrological cycle unable to support its ecosystem."  

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