Today’s paper of the day is Regional climate change over eastern Amazonia caused by pasture and soybean cropland expansion:
Field observations and numerical studies revealed that large scale deforestation in Amazonia could alter the regional climate significantly, projecting a warmer and somewhat drier post-deforestation climate.
, C. Nobre, M. H. Costa, P. Satyamurty, B. S. Soares-Filho, and M. Cardoso (2007), Regional climate change over eastern Amazonia caused by pasture and soybean cropland expansion, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L17709, doi:10.1029/2007GL030612.
I had to read this blog entry a couple of times. I kept reading ‘Amazonia’ as ‘Arizona’ and my only thought was ‘deforesting arizona?’
It makes a lot more sense when it is amazonia. 🙂