Climate Change Drove Drought in the Amazon
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Climate change fueled the remarkable 2023 drought that drained major rivers, fueled huge wildfires and threatened the livelihoods of millions of people in the Amazon rainforest, scientists said on Wednesday.
The Amazon River — the world’s largest by volume — and several of its tributaries reached their lowest levels in 120 years of record-keeping last year. One fifth of the world’s freshwater flows through the rainforest.
Full Story: New York Times