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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-01-06 07:14 PM
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25. This is not science
Edited on Tue Aug-01-06 07:21 PM by gristy
As we report today on pages 28 and 29, the Amazon now appears to be entering its second successive year of drought, raising the possibility that it could start dying next year.

What pages 28 and 29?? There is no link to further reading (not counting the useless 2 paragraphs at "URL" on top), no link to a peer-reviewed article, no book, NO NOTHING.

THE OP's headline "Global Warming rate may increase by 50% in the next two years" certainly does NOT follow from this part of the linked "article":The immense forest contains 90 billion tons of carbon, enough in itself to increase the rate of global warming by 50 per cent.

This "article" was posted at least one other time on DU got about the same reaction. Folks, this is not science.

Global warming is real and its impact may well be catastrophic over time. But put your thinking caps on and make an effort to separate the facts from hyperbole.
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  -Global Warming rate may increase by 50% in the next two years InaneAnanity  Aug-01-06 01:14 AM   #0 
  - Yay!  amitten   Aug-01-06 01:18 AM   #1 
  - you and me both, amitten. this will the the last one of these I open  roguevalley   Aug-01-06 03:06 PM   #20 
  - Global warming has been hitting hard and heavy  Erika   Aug-01-06 01:19 AM   #2 
  - The destruction of this rainforest...  InaneAnanity   Aug-01-06 01:22 AM   #3 
     - The GOP refuse to think about children & grandchildren  Erika   Aug-01-06 01:27 AM   #5 
  - So Do You Mean The Temperature Here In Chicago In Two Years .....  global1   Aug-01-06 01:26 AM   #4 
  - no...  InaneAnanity   Aug-01-06 01:31 AM   #6 
  - If only "the rate of global warming" actually meant something.  BuyingThyme   Aug-01-06 01:33 AM   #7 
  - Think of it as...  InaneAnanity   Aug-01-06 01:34 AM   #8 
     - very scary.  Erika   Aug-01-06 01:37 AM   #9 
  - It's a possible titration point.  lapfog_1   Aug-01-06 02:53 AM   #10 
  - This is a post of mine from a day or so ago...  Solon   Aug-01-06 03:23 AM   #11 
  - Dude - you and I need to both go for a drink  lapfog_1   Aug-01-06 03:39 AM   #12 
     - Doesn't it make you feel it a little guilty?  acmejack   Aug-01-06 06:28 AM   #15 
     - I'll bet you survive much longer than you predict. It's a well  deaniac21   Aug-01-06 05:19 PM   #23 
     - Tell me about it, I'm 27, so I'm young enough to possibly...  Solon   Aug-01-06 04:56 PM   #21 
  - True - it's a non-linear system nt  hatrack   Aug-01-06 10:39 AM   #19 
  - Right. Death of the Brazilian rainforest would not only ...  krkaufman   Aug-01-06 07:15 PM   #26 
  - The psychopathology of corporate america  KT2000   Aug-01-06 05:52 AM   #13 
  - "the size of a football pitch"  rock   Aug-01-06 06:15 AM   #14 
  - Less than two acres.  yibbehobba   Aug-01-06 06:30 AM   #16 
  - A "football pitch" is a "soccer field" in Yankspeak. (NT)  Tesha   Aug-01-06 07:04 AM   #17 
     - Gottcha  rock   Aug-01-06 10:34 AM   #18 
  - We're slaying the giants of the world.  Rex   Aug-01-06 04:58 PM   #22 
  - We'll gonna need a new metaphor other than "snowball effect"  Jim Warren   Aug-01-06 05:38 PM   #24 
  - This is not science  gristy   Aug-01-06 07:14 PM   #25 
  - Brokaw's recent Discovery channel special ...  krkaufman   Aug-01-06 07:36 PM   #27 
  - Brokaw, having removed his nose from corporate BushAmerca's ass,  Benhurst   Aug-01-06 08:24 PM   #28 
     - Well, based on some of the prognostications in this and other threads ...  krkaufman   Aug-01-06 09:38 PM   #30 
  - If That Doesn't Scare You Enough  AnnieBW   Aug-01-06 09:02 PM   #29 

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