1000-Foot-Tall Tower in the Amazon Will Monitor Climate Change From High in the Sky

September 16, 2014 by  
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If you think trees in the rainforest are pretty tall, a new tower being built in the Amazon to monitor climate change will make them look tiny. The Amazon Tall Tower is a joint effort between Brazil and Germany to determine just how much carbon dioxide actually passes through the greenery of the Amazon Rainforest – a vast carbon sink and vastly important place at the heart of climate change on Earth. According to Gizmodo , the tower will be about 1,000 feet high – which is higher than the Eiffel Tower – and it will help scientists measure how much CO2 the rainforest absorbs or releases each year. Read the rest of 1000-Foot-Tall Tower in the Amazon Will Monitor Climate Change From High in the Sky Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amazon , Brazil , carbon , change , climate , dioxide , gasses , germany , global , greenhouse , max , planck , rainforest , tall , tower , warming

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