Thursday, May 08, 2008
Global Warming Scare Tactics Dooming the Amazon?
There couldn't be a better story...even on The Onion...but this is a real story...which makes is so much better...
"...The lungs of the planet - the Amazon - could be wiped out within half a century as a result of too much clean air, writes Roger Highfield.
The vast rainforest, so crucial to the Earth's climate, is coming under threat from attempts to curb the pollution that causes acid rain, warn UK and Brazilian climate scientists.
Their new study in Nature reports a link between reducing sulphur dioxide emissions from burning coal and increasing sea surface temperatures in the tropical north Atlantic, resulting in a heightened risk of drought in the Amazon rainforest..." (Read the entire story)
I'm not by any means saying that I want forests to die, on the contrary I HATE when my neighbors cut down all the trees on their property. Last summer we planted three baby Japanese Maples in the backyard because you can never have enough trees (in my opinion). It's just that all this manufactured hype was bound to boomerang.