Amazongate

“The IPCC also made false predictions on the Amazon rain forests, referenced to a non peer-reviewed paper produced by an advocacy group working with the WWF. This time though, the claim made is not even supported by the report and seems to be a complete fabrication

Thus, following on from “Glaciergate”, where the IPCC grossly exaggerated the effects of global warming on Himalayan glaciers – backed by a reference to a WWF report – we now have “Amazongate”, where the IPCC has grossly exaggerated the effects of global warming on the Amazon rain forest.  …

Thus, the IPCC is relying for its assertions that “up to 40% of the Amazonian forests could react drastically to even a slight reduction in precipitation” on a free-lance journalist/activist and a specialist in policy and analysis relating to forest fires in Australia, Asia and South Africa.  …

The assertions attributed to them, that “up to 40% of the Amazonian forests could react drastically to even a slight reduction in precipitation” is nowhere to be found in their report.  …

In all, then, the IPCC claim is a fabrication, unsupported even by the reference it gives, which it should not in any event have used as it is not a primary source.  …

[T]he dire predictions from the IPCC were treated as a baseline, and then expanded upon by others and reported widely, adding to the sense of doom and crisis.

Well sourced reports, however, put logging and farm expansion as the major threat to the rain forests, climate change being just another factor which exacerbates the damage. But this was not good enough for the IPCC, which wanted to hype up crisis. And, as with melting glaciers, it did so using exactly the same technique of making an assertion unsupported by the “science” it holds as so important.”  “And now for Amazongate”  h/t Larry Tomasson

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  1. facepalm Says:

    The sunday Times retracted their article and apologized.
    http://www.climatechangefraud.com/images/stories/The_Sunday_Times_and_the_IPCC_Correction.pdf

    The Story about the “bogus rainforest claim” is mainly … a bogus claim.

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