The worst may be yet to come if climate projections prove accurate: forecasts are for hotter and drier conditions going forward.
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.
Amazonia Blog: For Nobel Winner, floods in North and drought in Southeast are related
April 6, 2014
Philip Fearnside, scientist specialized in climatology and based in Manaus, has warned for decades about the growing risk of climate catastrophes.
Nature.com: Deforestation is carving up the Amazon
May 27, 2014
A rash of road construction is causing widespread change in the world’s largest tropical forest — with potentially global consequences.