The whole ridiculous argument by environmental radicals that global warming is destroying the precious rain forests seems to be in jeopardy this morning...
Climate change may lead to lush growth rather than catastrophic tree loss in the Amazonian forests, researchers from the US and Brazil have found. A study, in the journal Science, found that reduced rainfall had led to greener forests, possibly because sunlight levels are higher when there are fewer rainclouds.
Al Gore and his idolatrous, Gaia-worshiping, eco-drones can't have it both ways. Either climate change is good, or it's bad. Either it helps the rain forests or it hurts the rain forests. Which is it? There is another possibility, maybe climate change is neither. Maybe it's just the normal part of the Earth's climate cycle. But you'll never hear them consider that possibility because doing so would eliminate the basis upon which their plans to cripple the the U.S. economy lie.
You want to know the real threat to the rain forests? Ethanol fuel. That's right. Mindless politicians from both parties are jumping on the politically popular, but economically disastrous, ethanol craze. As a result, corn futures have sky-rocketed in anticipation of higher demand. Consequently, farmers around the world are abandoning crops like soy bean, wheat, and other food crops in order to plant the more lucrative crop, corn. Farmers in South America are razing Amazonian rain forests at a record pace to create farm land for corn.
The worst thing is that ethanol is a horribly inefficient fuel, and nobody wants it. Politicians are forcing it down our throats to appease people like Al Gore and his brain-dead followers.