Environmentalists 'exaggerated' threat to tropical rainforests from global warmingScience may be getting around to the truth instead of politics.
By David Derbyshire
The threat to tropical rainforests from climate change may have been exaggerated by environmentalists, according to a new study.
Researchers have shown that the world's tropical forests thrived in the far distant past when temperatures were 3 to 5C warmer than today.
They believe that a wetter, warmer future may actually boost plants and animals living the tropics.
The findings, published in the respected journal Science, come from a study of pollen trapped in rocks during a natural period of global warming 56.3million years ago.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Another "Gee, who knew?" article on the environment
This from the Daily Mail online from the UK.