More than 80 per cent of the rainforests in northern Queensland are expected to see a decrease in rainfall over the next 12 months, according to a new report.
The study found that rainforest production could be at risk in the Northern Territory and South Australia, with a loss of up to 15 per cent, and an additional loss of at least 50 per cent in the Queensland region.
Key points:The report says that for the period April to December, the Northern and Central Queensland regions will experience the highest risk of severe loss of rainforest from droughtThe report recommends that a wet year would lead to the greatest impact from drought in the North, South and East of the countryRainforests are important to the health of the environment, wildlife and ecosystems.
It is estimated that more than half of the world’s rainforets exist in the tropics, with the largest being in tropical Australia.
“A wet year, which would lead in part to the greater reduction in rainfall, could have severe impacts on the ability of the rainfall-dependent vegetation to survive in the future,” the report said.
“The impact of the wet year on the rain forest is likely to be greatest in the northern regions of the Northern Hemisphere.”
Rainforest rainforesters are important for many reasons, from their ability to store carbon dioxide, to their ability for forests to act as a carbon sink.
It can help offset carbon emissions in the atmosphere and protect local wildlife and plants.
“Rainforesters also provide food and habitat for a wide range of species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, reptiles and fish,” the study said.”[The study] has found that if the rain forests are lost, there is likely a significant impact on the health and well-being of the Australian biodiversity.”
Researchers found that for each 100 millimetre (3.1 inches) of rainfall lost to the dry season, the rainwater table would decrease by up to 60 per cent.
“At least 80 per Cent of rainforester rainforest in Australia could experience significant drought by the end of 2020,” the authors said.
A wet, dry and wet season is also forecast to have a greater impact on regional areas.
The report found that the Northern region of the state of Queensland will experience significant increases in the loss of rainfall from drought and drought-related conditions.
“By mid-2019, more than 40 per cent (40 per cent) of the North Queensland region’s rainforest has already lost at least 75 per cent rain in a dry year,” the researchers said.
Researchers say that there are more than 80 rainforest areas in the state, including the state’s north-east.
Rainforest production is likely in the region for at least the next five yearsThe researchers say that the report highlights the need for the state to be proactive about managing its rainforest.
“Australia has a unique position to be a leader in the global fight against climate change, and this study highlights the urgency of working together to make rainforest recovery a reality,” the Queensland Government said in a statement.
“Our national forests are vital to the protection of our environment and the health, prosperity and prosperity of the community.”
We must ensure that rainforestal recovery takes place with urgency and with greater coordination across government, industry, indigenous and community groups, and with the help of the national government.
“Topics:climate-change,environment,environmental-impact,environment-management,forest-management-and-conservation,rainforest,environment—environmental,weather,australiaFirst posted April 08, 2020 17:08:32Contact Adam RochaMore stories from New South Wales