Amazon ‘could become a desert’

From minding the planet, a freaky report from a recent study by the venerable Wood’s Hole scientific teams:

Amazon Desertification May Start Next Year

And that could speed up global warming with ‘incalculable consequences’, says alarming new research: Global Warming Could Increase by 50%.

Studies by the blue-chip Woods Hole Research Centre, carried out in Amazonia, have concluded that the forest cannot withstand more than two consecutive years of drought without breaking down.

Scientists say that this would spread drought into the northern hemisphere, including Britain, and could massively accelerate global warming with incalculable consequences, spinning out of control, a process that might end in the world becoming uninhabitable.

The alarming news comes in the midst of a heatwave gripping Britain and much of Europe and the United States.