CO2 fertilization casts shade over rainforest threat

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[audio http://www.cfact.org/radio/248/4954.mp3] Could global warming destroy the Amazon rainforest? Well according to the World Climate Report, recent studies in leading scientific journals spell trouble for such global warming alarmism. The first paper, in Science magazine, studied the effects of drought and found that intact Amazon forests are much more resilient to short-term climate change than previously thought. The second found that increased carbon dioxide is fertilizing the forests, and causing tree growth and biomass to increase. An the third, from researchers in Brazil and Germany, concluded that rainforest vegetation would be largely unchanged from any global warming because of this CO2 fertilization.

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