This could mean a reversal of the affects of global warming but playing with mother nature always gives me the jitters because she likes to do her own thing.
Scientists project a drier Amazon and wetter Indonesia in the future. Climate models predict that an increase in greenhouse gases will dry out the Amazon rainforest in the future while causing wetter conditions in the woodlands of Africa and Indonesia. Researchers have identified an unexpected but major factor in this worldwide precipitation shift: the direct response of the forests themselves to higher levels of carbon dioxide. Source 4o.
Climate change will boost global lake evaporation -- with 'extreme' consequences. Global lake evaporation will increase 16 percent by the end of the century, triggering, among other outcomes, stronger precipitation events, according to a new study. But the specific mechanisms that will drive that phenomenon are not quite what scientists expected. Source 8c.
First mapping of global marine wilderness shows just how little remains. Reporting in Current Biology on July 26 have completed the first systematic analysis of marine wilderness around the world. And what they found is not encouraging; only a small fraction -- about 13 percent -- of the world's ocean can still be classified as wilderness. Source 6m.