A 50% Rise In Level Of CO2 Could Reduce Rainfall In Amazon More Than Deforestation

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A 50% rise in the level of carbon dioxide (CO[2]) in the atmosphere could reduce rainfall in the Amazon as much as or even more than substitution of the entire forest by pasture. The rise in CO[2] would reduce the amount of water vapor emitted by the forest, leading to a 12% annual drop in the volume of rainfall, while total...

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