CLIMATE: Is Our Carbon Sink Sunk?


Scientist Jeffrey Chambers sounds a dire warning about climate change through his research on tree mortality in the Brazilian Amazon.

Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans in 2005, was one of the deadliest hurricanes in American history, but not just in terms of human life: along with killing 1,833 people, it destroyed more than 300 million trees. This data is available thanks to innovative work done by Jeffrey Chambers, a forest ecologist who was a relatively new professor at Tulane University in New Orleans when the storm hit.

Noelia González
Publication date: 
August 21, 2014
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article