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@RepFredUpton Drought in the Amazon: A death spiral? (part 1:seasons) #science #mapoli #p2

@RepFredUpton Drought in the Amazon: A death spiral? (part 1:seasons) #science #mapoli #p2

Drought in the Amazon: A death spiral? (part 1:seasons) Posted on 15 May 2011 by Rob Painting By and large, the mainstream media has a pretty dismal record in reporting about climate change, and a recent article in the National Post , written by Lawrence Solomon, continues in this vein. In the piece, Solomon makes light of the dire threat global warming poses to the continued existence of the Amazon rainforest . After the IPCC Amazon non-controversy , it's probably time to look at the issue in a bit more depth, and debunk Solomon at the same time. Don't believe anyth ...everything you read in the newspapers In his article, Solomon highlights a sober assessment of the implications of the extreme 2005 and 2010 Amazonian droughts , from Simon Lewis , a leading Amazon researcher, based at the University of Leeds. To which Solomon writes: "Today, just three months after that di...

Full article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=740

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