The rainforest will become a source of carbon dioxide if climate change continues and extremes in precipitation, according to a study published in the British journal Nature.
Drought and fire are reducing ability of Amazon Rainforest to store carbon
February 7, 2014
New research published in Nature adds further evidence to the argument that drought and fire are reducing the Amazon’s ability to store carbon, raising concerns that Earth’s largest rainforest could tip from a carbon sink to a carbon source.
Phys.org: Satellite technology shows Amazon absorbing less carbon due to less rainfall
October 29, 2014
The forest that remains is receiving less rain, which in turn is making it less green which means the trees that are there are pulling in less carbon dioxide from the air around them.
Nature: Amazon forests maintain consistent canopy structure during the dry season
February 10, 2014
The seasonality of sunlight and rainfall regulates net primary production in tropical forests. Previous studies have suggested that light is more limiting than water for tropical forest productivity.