The latest findings published in Nature confirm fears that the days of the legendary rainforest curbing the impact of rising emissions could be coming to an end. The 2010 drought saw the Amazon River at its lowest levels for half a century with several tributaries completely dry and more than 20 municipalities declaring a state of emergency. Both droughts were associated with unusually warm seas in the Atlantic Ocean off the Brazilian coast – the suspected result of manmade emissions – and suggesting drought years in the Amazon could become more common. Some computer models of climate change project more droughts across the region as the planet warms – and a diminishing capacity to absorb CO2
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