Friday, February 04, 2011

Did you know that billions of trees died in the Amazon in 2010 because of the record drought there? So many that the Amazon might end up a source rather than a sink of C02? I didn't either. On the other hand, record-breaking weather extremes - hundred year floods and storms and heatwaves, glacier melts and droughts - were happening everywhere else on our little planet (and continue) so it comes as less of a surprise. One doesn't think of the Amazon as vulnerable in this way, though...

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