Common disturbing reports that climate change rainforest on the banks of the Amazon quickly disappear is not met the results of recent research at the University of Exeter in England. The basis of the new assumptions on survival of forests is the opinion that CO2 is a kind of fertilizer that tropical plants absorb from the air, and its abundance only benefit.
Thus, getting additional portions of carbon dioxide from the air, tropical vegetation quite well able to withstand the effects of rising global temperatures, causing drought, and will not disappear by 2050, as previously thought. Tropical forest will continue to accumulate carbon in the trunks and leaves of trees.
According to the study, the devastating effects of global warming will result in the enrichment of the rainforest in the Amazon main, new 53 billion tons of carbon for each additional degree of heat. With this volume of CO2 trees and shrubs can handle. Far more dangerous for them are other greenhouse gases, the concentration of which will certainly increase global warming. We are talking about methane, which does not have the effect of "fertilizer" as opposed to carbon dioxide, but it has the ability to destroy the protective ozone layer. Its share as a greenhouse gas is 17%.
Other real threats to the Amazon forests are fire and industrial logging, which very successfully fights the Brazilian government. And Brazil should not refuse to stay the course. Although the previous statements about the irreversible loss of tropical forests is strongly demotivate anyone involved in its protection. This even led to the radical intentions to cut down the entire forest and usefully apply it now, so it a couple of decades have not been wasted by a deterioration in the weather. Now, with data from the British university, the Brazilians have an incentive to continue the rescue.