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autotldr t1_j62048s wrote

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 82%. (I'm a bot)

> Two new scientific review articles by international teams of researchers paint a bleak picture of the state of the Amazon rainforest: The critical ecosystem is being damaged at an unprecedented pace, they warn, which may usher in "a qualitatively different global climate regime" with grievous effects on biodiversity and human welfare.

> Specifically, they compared how fast humans are changing the Amazon with the speed at which other natural processes are affecting it.

> Brazil's recently elected president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has pledged to safeguard the Amazon after damage to the rainforest accelerated under his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro.

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