drought

Radical changes to land use are required to tackle climate change and ensure food security, according to a new report from the IPCC. The Special Report on Climate Change and Land, approved by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 7 August in Geneva, highlights that land is under growing pressure from human activity…
The most extensive land-based study of the effect of drought on Amazonian rainforests to date has shown that a recent drought completely shut down the Amazon Basin’s carbon sink. Previous research has suggested that the Amazon – the most extensive tropical forest on Earth – may be gradually losing its capacity to take carbon from…