Jan 30, 2017

Record heat and drought seen in Amazon during 2015-16 El Niño

State of Amazonas
Brazil
by
Claire Salisbury
,
Mongabay Environmental News

The team found that not only was 2015 likely the hottest year for the Amazon since 1900 —1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than during the 1997-98 El Niño — but also that the area of the Amazon experiencing extreme drought was about 20 percent larger than ever seen before.