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Climate Change and the Amazon: An Overview

The Amazon Rainforest plays a huge role in moderating the world’s climate. All plants take in carbon dioxide, CO2, from the atmosphere and store it as food. This means that a place so rich in plant life as the Amazon is a major carbon sink. Carbon dioxide is a...

Global Warming Causes Rapid, Drastic Changes

This week, the New York Times reports that a scientific panel warned that “continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems…[such as] the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass...