The west, the northwest and part of the central area of the Brazilian Amazon face extreme flood events in the last three years caused by above the average rainfall.
Drought and deforestation factors for decreased rainfall in São Paulo
March 6, 2015
Researcher warns of the factors that may have influenced the current drop in rainfall patterns in Southeast Brazil, as the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and global warming, and requires change in the position of Brazil in relation to environmental issues .
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.
La Hora: With climate change, the Amazon will no longer cool the atmosphere
February 10, 2014
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.