Saturday, 23 November 2019, 07:24:46 am
Human activity drying out Amazon rainforest: NASA
November 08, 2019

NASA revealed that the atmosphere over the Amazon rainforest in South America has been drying out over the past twenty years and that human activity is the primary cause.

Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory said that they observed that in the last two decades, there has been a significant increase in dryness in the atmosphere as well as in the atmospheric demand for water above the rainforest.

According to the study, the northwest Amazon doesn't typically have a dry season, but it has experienced severe droughts over the past two decades.

Scientists lamanted that human actions such as burning forests to clear land for farming and grazing are responsible for the rest of the change.

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