“Here is an excellent article concerning the burning Amazon nonsense that media and climate catastrophists have been pushing,” says reader Ian Campbell.
“I thought the closing paragraph of this piece did the best job of putting AGW in perspective that I have seen:”
“The most fervent devotees of climate change don’t really want science, no matter how often they invoke the word; they want drama and memorable images, believing they will catalyze action in a way that a properly modulated account of the best research won’t.
If they have to blow their credibility, one faux emergency at a time, so be it.”
Earlier, the article explained pooh-poohed the entire fiasco:
“The fires aren’t an epochal event. According to the New York Times, the Brazilian agency tracking fires by satellite image reports that, at this point in the year, it’s the highest number of fires identified since 2010, which obviously isn’t thousands of years ago, indeed, not even a decade ago. In the 10 years prior to 2010, there were years when the number of fires was much higher.
“The fires aren’t the spontaneous result of global warming. The program director of the group Amazon Watch told CNN, “…the majority of these fires were set by farmers preparing Amazon-adjacent farmland for next year’s crops and pasture.
“Much of the land that is burning was not old-growth rain forest, but land that had already been cleared of trees and set for agricultural use.”
Thanks to Ian Campbell for this link