Thursday, January 28, 2010

The IPCC: is there anything globular warmering-related

they can't lie about?
The IPCC report states that "up to 40 percent of the Amazonian forests could react drastically to even a slight reduction in precipitation" -- highlighting the threat climate change poses to the Earth. The report goes on to say that "it is more probable that forests will be replaced by ecosystems ... such as tropical savannas."

But it has now been revealed that the claim was based on a WWF study titled "Global Review of Forest Fires," a paper barely related to the Amazon rainforest that was written "to secure essential policy reform at national and international level to provide a legislative and economic base for controlling harmful anthropogenic forest fires."

EUReferendum, a blog skeptical of global warming, uncovered the WWF association. It noted that the original "40 percent" figure came from a letter published in the journal Nature that discussed harmful logging activities -- and again had nothing to do with global warming

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've begun to call these "statistics" "PDOOTA" numbers, you know, Pulled Directly Out Of Their Asses.

To paraphrase my idol, Bugs Bunny, "Wadda bunch'a maroons!"

Gerry N.