Zhang et al. (2024): Reduced rainfall over the Amazon basin in an idealized CO2 removal scenario: Remote dynamic processes

Suqin Zhang, Xia Qu, Gang Huang, Peng Hu IN: Journal of Environmental Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jes.2024.05.035

The Amazon basin plays a crucial role in biodiversity and carbon storage, but its local rainfall is anticipated to decrease under global warming. Carbon dioxide removal is being considered as a method to mitigate the impact of global warming. However, the specific effects of CDR on Amazon rainfall have not been well understood. Here, an idealized CDR experiment reveals that the reduced rainfall over the Amazon basin does not recover.