Study Downplays Risk of Catastrophic Amazon ‘Dieback’

Climate Central: In a warming world, tropical forests may be hardier than previously thought. For scientists who study the Amazon, the worst-case scenario has long been clear. As the planet warms, some models suggest, the rainforest will dry and die, sending a massive shot of carbon into the atmosphere to further warm the planet. That risk now appears to be smaller than researchers feared, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature. It estimates that for every degree Celsius of warming, the Amazon and......

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