“It’s the rainy season for Brazil. But, thus far, adequate rains have not come. A persistent high pressure system has lingered over Brazil. A blocking high of the kind that has now become so common with global temperatures spiking to more than +0.8 C above 1880s averages — thickening heat domes and granting these powerful weather systems an ever greater inertia. A set of circumstances that has set off a plethora of very severe droughts ranging the globe since the early 2000s” Source: robertscribbler.wordpress.com.
GR: The drought is impacting the great Amazon rainforest as well. Coupled with deforestation by logging and grazing interests, the drought will have a massive influence on climate.