Yet another example of the UN’s IPCC bogus science.
A STARTLING report by the United Nations climate watchdog that global warming might wipe out 40% of the Amazon rainforest was based on an unsubstantiated claim by green campaigners who had little scientific expertise.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its 2007 benchmark report that even a slight change in rainfall could see swathes of the rainforest rapidly replaced by savanna grassland.
… and of course, since this is the Times Online, they had to put this bit in just to stay on message:
Scientists fear the controversies will be used by climate change sceptics to sway public opinion to ignore global warming — even though the fundamental science, that greenhouse gases can heat the world, remains strong.
What fundamental science? The “science” that was the basis of the now thrice-discredited IPCC report? The “science” that has been proven to have been based on cherry-picked data and outright fabrication of data? The “science” generated from buggy, ancient Fortran code that has obvious hard-coded portions which fabricate Global Warming no matter what data you put into it?
Seriously, what “fundamental science” does TimesOnline think exists to support this claim? It is interesting that they don’t cite any.