Severe droughts in Amazon linked to climate change, says study

“An area in the Amazon twice the size of California is experiencing what scientists call a “megadrought.” The prolonged drought, which began in 2005, has caused widespread damage to the area and may possibly be a sign that the rainforest is showing the first signs of large-scale degradation due to climate change.”

[CBS News]

3 thoughts on “Severe droughts in Amazon linked to climate change, says study”

  1. “This may alter the structure and function of Amazonian rainforest ecosystems.” ………. or it may not.

  2. Well, which is it? Does “climate change/global warming” cause drought or heavy rains? Or does it depend on whose ox is Gore’d?

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