As global climate change proceeds, generally speaking, dry areas will become drier and moist areas wetter.
And even though Amazonia is noted for its rains, its hydrological cycle is becoming glitchy as evidenced by a series of record breaking floods and droughts. With this in mind, think about how the various ways that the continued deforestation of the Amazon basin will interplay with global warming.
Note: You can be a climate change skeptic and still recognize that the Amazon’s regional hydrological cycle depends on the existence of the rainforest. Furthermore, weather patterns indicate that the diminishment of the atmospheric water vapor exiting South America will even impact the Southwest in the USA and even Asia. Everything is connected.
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