The worst drought in 40 years is now impacting parts of the Amazon rainforest. All these days, experts have been monitoring effects of climate change on the venerable Amazon. But, now scientists started fearing that the vast green rain forest may speed up climate change in return. It seems to come as a boomerang. Nature is retaliating to its exploitations. According to a report in Nature magazine, scientists are warning that this vast region could ultimately turn from a carbon sink into a carbon emitter, speeding rather than slowing climate change. The point where the Amazon and Tapajos rivers meet, water levels are some 15 meters lower than usual.
Via: People and Planet