Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Amazon river basin to become grassland?

Researchers: Warming May Change Amazon describes a model put together by scientists saying the temperature will rise 5-10 degrees by 2010 while rainfall in the Amazon area will drop dramatically. With those two changes the rainforest would be unable to continue living. The area would become a grassland instead, and that's ignoring the over-foresting done by the timber and ranching companies.

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