28 Apr '11, 7pm

Are US floods, fires linked to climate change? via @mongabay

Are US floods, fires linked to climate change? via @mongabay

NASA image reveals extent of 2010 Amazon drought (04/17/2011) NASA has revealed a satellite image of the crippling effect of last year's record-breaking drought on the Amazon ecosystem. For those of you counting, that's two record droughts in the Amazon Basin in 5 years. Last year's drought hit Amazon hard: nearly a million square miles impacted (03/29/2011) A new study on its way to being published shows that the Amazon rainforest suffered greatly from last year's drought. Employing satellite data and supercomputing technology, researchers have found that the Amazon was likely hit harder by last year's drought than a recent severe drought from 2005. The droughts have supported predictions by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) that climate change, among other impacts, could push portions of the Amazon to grasslands, devastating the world's greatest rain...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0428-hance_extremeweather_u...

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