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Weird weather and the Amazon

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As scientists from around the world gather in Cancun for the latest U.N. conference on climate change, Stuart Grudgings reports from Caapiranga, in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, for his special report “Weird weather leaves Amazon thirsty.

This year’s drought in the Amazon was the kind of thing experts call a ”once in a century” event. Unfortunately, it was the second one in five years.

It’s not just Brazil that is feeling battered by extreme weather. As this graphic shows, extreme events have become far more commonplace in recent years. 

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To see the special report in multimedia PDF format, click here.