Tremendous droughts in the Amazon are pressing global issues that we’ve covered on here before. 2005 and 2010 saw droughts at a level that have caused serious environmental problems and are wildly outside the norm. See: Dual Amazon Droughts Alarm Scientists or Amazon Gets Hit with Extreme Drought, Perhaps Worst Ever (Global Weirding?) for more on our previous coverage.
Following up on my post last week announcing a book giveaway here on Planetsave (visit that post for 5 easy ways to enter the giveaway contest and potentially win Changing Planet, Changing Health), below is a question and answer with the authors (and a little intro to it). A ton of useful info in here.