Amazon Climate Change

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Ever wonder why the climate has been changing lately? Do you want to know why global warming has started to become a bigger issue? well here are some of the reasons linked to these recent changes in the world all around. The world’s climate has been changing and this is causing the Amazon to release more carbon dioxide than it is absorbing, This is causing the Atlantic Ocean to rise in temperature because of the climate change, The dry time is putting all the vegetation at risk of dieback and global warming will continue to be an issue if the amazon keeps letting off gases, This is causing the health of the plants to be down, they are losing their color, with the help of NASA using their satellites to detect levels of carbon dioxide and plant health we can get data on why the amazon is doing this. The climate in the Amazon is far from normal, Its dry and slowing dying. Devin Powell has been observing climate change in the Amazon for years. There has been greenhouse gases being produced and released causing global warming issues.When there is a dry season the rainforest releases the carbon dioxide but when there is normal rainfall the plants actually absorb the carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. If there isn’t any rainfall and the dry season lasts too long, the rainforest will not survive. This could cause very large amounts of greenhouse gases to be put into the atmosphere (5). Greenhouse gases is some of the cause of why global warming is such an on going issue. Global warming is being determined by the way the Amazon Rainforest’s climate has been. The Atlantic Ocean has been affected by the recent climate change in the Amazon. The water temperature of the ocean has rose. The temperature of the Atlantic Ocean is being determi... ... middle of paper ... ...rest said at risk from climate change, longer dry season." UPI NewsTrack 22 Oct. 2013. Student Edition. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. "Amazonian Drought Conditions Add Carbon Dioxide to the Atmosphere." Targeted News Service [TNS] 6 Feb. 2014. Student Edition. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. "Amazonian Drought Linked to Ocean Warming, Researchers Find." Targeted News Service [TNS] 3 Oct. 2012. Student Edition. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. "NASA Satellites Detect Extensive Drought Impact on Amazon Forests." Computer Weekly News 14 Apr. 2011: 219. Student Edition. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. Powell, Devin. "Amazon could become part of climate problem: drying trend may release stored carbon to atmosphere." Science News 11 Feb. 2012: 5+. Student Edition. Web. 4 Mar. 2014. "Risk of Amazon Rainforest Dieback is Higher than IPCC Projects." Targeted News Service [TNS] 22 Oct. 2013. Student Edition. Web. 4 Mar. 2014.
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