Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 18, 2511–2525, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 2511–2525, 2021

Research article 22 Apr 2021

Research article | 22 Apr 2021

CO2 physiological effect can cause rainfall decrease as strong as large-scale deforestation in the Amazon

Gilvan Sampaio et al.


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Mar 2021) by Trevor Keenan
Short summary
The impact of large-scale deforestation and the physiological effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on Amazon rainfall are systematically compared in this study. Our results are remarkable in showing that the two disturbances cause equivalent rainfall decrease, though through different causal mechanisms. These results highlight the importance of not only curbing regional deforestation but also reducing global CO2 emissions to avoid climatic changes in the Amazon.
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