06 Sep '12, 4pm

Destruction of Tropical Forests Reduces Regional Rainfall, Study Says

06 Sep 2012: Destruction of Tropical Forests Reduces Regional Rainfall, Study Says A new study has found that destruction of the world’s tropical forests may significantly reduce regional rainfall across large regions , a phenomenon researchers say could have devastating effects for people living in and around the Amazon and Congo basins. Using satellite observations of rainfall and Linking Weird Weather to Rapid Warming of the Arctic The loss of Arctic summer sea ice and the rapid warming of the Far North are altering the jet stream over North America, Europe, and Russia. As Jennifer Francis writes, scientists are now just beginning to understand how these shifts may be increasing the likelihood of extreme weather. READ THE e360 REPORT vegetation, as well as atmospheric wind flow patterns, researchers from the University of Leeds and the NERC Center for Ecology & Hydrolog...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/destruction_of_tropical_fores...

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Loss of Tropical Forests Reduces Rain

Loss of Tropical Forests Reduces Rain

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