It is an established fact that one of the manifestations of global warming is drought. But, as a backfire, this natural phenomenon in turn exacerbates global warming. Australian scientists have concluded this from the findings that forests affected by drought do not absorb carbon dioxide as efficiently as they would under normal climatic conditions! Thus, this lead to more greenhouse gases being left in the atmosphere.
Forests are capable of mopping up about a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. But, the research has found that the most recent drought has put the trees under stress. It is eventually limiting the ability of he forests to do their job. Thus, it is adding hugely to global warming.