Bad climate news from the Amazon and the Arctic

I recently wrote about positive feedback mechanisms that would increase climate change as temperatures increase. It seems we are already seeing the very first tragic examples.

The first one comes from Peru, where climate change led to a warming Atlantic Ocean, which itself led to a drying Amazon rainforest, which in their turn led to massive wildfires.

To The Daily Climate this took place in a part of the Amazon rainforest which was previously thought as to wet to burn. But this is not the only horrifying prospect.

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Russia is warming at double the world pace

According to RIA Novosti – the Russian state-owned news agency – quoting the local emergencies ministry : ” Temperatures in Russia in the past century rose at twice the rate of warming in the rest of the world “ The article goes further : ” (…) In addition, as compared to the 100-year trend, the … Read more

To Medvedev, this is a wake up call

As TreeHugger noted yesterday the President of the Russian Confederation, Dimitri Medvedev, believes that the current heat wave and assorted droughts and wild fires occurring in his country are a wake up call. Indeed, having a look at the current situation in Russia and its capital city Moscow sure makes you think about climate change … Read more

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