This is one of the great positive feedback mechanisms
The biggest thing nature did to fight climate change is no longer working
‘When they get warmer than average, forests in the tropics put more CO2 into the atmosphere than they take out’
27 July, 2012
Global temperatures are rising at an alarming rate; already, nine of warmest years in recorded history have been logged since the turn of the century, and 2010 was the warmest to date. Now, a new NASA-led study carried out over a 50-year period raises more alarm bells: Higher temperatures are causing tropical forests to absorb less and less of the atmosphere-eroding carbon dioxide the world produces.