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    IPCC report misrepresented a study about the Amazon and drought


    Research shows that a large portion of the Amazon is susceptible to drought

    The International Panel on Climate Change was established by the United Nations to provide governments a scientific view of what is happening to the climate. In its fourth report, issued in 2007, the IPCC cited a World Wildlife Fund report that said 40 percent of the Amazon rainforest is susceptible to drought.

    Critics claimed that the WWF came to that conclusion by misrepresenting a 1999 study in the journal Nature. But Daniel Nepstad, a co-author of the Nature study, has said that "the IPCC statement on the Amazon was correct" and that more recent peer-reviewed research also supports the data.