Global Warming Might Turn Brazil's Amazon into Scrubland
Written by Graziela Sant'Anna
The conference held in the United Kingdom early this month on climatic changes cautioned that the melting caused by global heating poses a threat to coastal cities, many of which could even vanish. Moreover, this phenomenon could force the redistribution of millions of people throughout the planet and diminish agricultural productivity.
"The studies show that for us Brazilians, there will be a change in the nature of the Amazon forest, transforming it from a tropical rain forest to scrubland. The impact could have serious consequences for our own species," observed the direct of the Greenpeace campaign, Marcelo Furtado.