And Then Fell the Rainforest Claim…
Boy, when people finally start looking into the claims of climate alarmists, dominoes start to fall:
A STARTLING report by the United Nations climate watchdog that global warming might wipe out 40% of the Amazon rainforest was based on an unsubstantiated claim by green campaigners who had little scientific expertise.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its 2007 benchmark report that even a slight change in rainfall could see swathes of the rainforest rapidly replaced by savanna grassland.
The source for its claim was a report from WWF, an environmental pressure group, which was authored by two green activists. They had based their “research” on a study published in Nature, the science journal, which did not assess rainfall but in fact looked at the impact on the forest of human activity such as logging and burning.
Look, they’ve been making environmental doomsday claims in cartoons and pushing “common knowledge” since I was a kid. There’s a whole industry dependent upon the continued panic of people who don’t pay much attention to the world around them.