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Smithsonian Institution: A Temperature Tipping Point for Tropical Forests
May 22, 2020
PANAMA CITY, Panama, May 22 -- The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute issued the following news:

All living things have tipping points: points of no return, beyond which they cannot thrive. A new report in Science shows that maximum daily temperatures above 32.2 degrees Celsius (about 90 degrees Fahrenheit) cause tropical forests to lose stored carbon more quickly. To prevent this escape of carbon into the atmosphere, the authors, including three scientists affiliated with the . . .

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