Friday, November 12, 2010

Another "Gee, who knew?" article on the environment

This from the Daily Mail online from the UK.
Environmentalists 'exaggerated' threat to tropical rainforests from global warming
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.
Science may be getting around to the truth instead of politics.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of those "no S**T Sherlock" moments, or "Duh" from the Simpsons....nothing new surprises me anymore...