Severe Climate Jeopardizing Amazon Forest (Science Daily)

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130118111705.htm

Severe Climate Jeopardizing Amazon Forest, Study Finds

An area of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California continues to suffer from the effects of a mega-drought that began in 2005, finds a new NASA-led study. These results, together with observed recurrences of droughts every few years and associated damage to the forests in southern and western Amazonia in the past decade, suggest these rainforests may be showing the first signs of potential large-scale degradation due to climate change.

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About Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.
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