Never Mind The Hype - Amazon Unaffected By Recent Drought

Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 17:14 in Earth & Climate

Amazon rain forests were unaffected by a major drought in 2005, neither dying nor thriving, contrary to a previously published report and claims made the by the IPCC, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters. "We found no big differences in the greenness level of these forests between drought and non-drought years, which suggests that these forests may be more tolerant of droughts than we previously thought," said Arindam Samanta, the study's lead author from Boston University. read more

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