Carlos Nobre,director of the Brazilian Center for Weather Forecasting and Climate Studies

The Amazon region is in many ways an environmental ‘engine' for the entire planet. Environmental degradation afflicts the region in many ways and the exploitation of precious resources, like lumber, only aggravate the process. What is needed is a new conceptual approach that blends the critical findings of the scientific community, with the defensible needs of the development community. This need has been the focus of a decades' long research program in the Amazon. Dr. Carlos Nobre explains the search for sustainable development.