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Sunday, May 27, 2007

More Environmentalist Hoo Ha!

An official UN report [snicker] tells us that,

"We are... experiencing the greatest wave of extinctions since the disappearance of the dinosaurs"....

"Extinction rates are rising by a factor of up to 1,000 above natural rates. Every hour, three species disappear. Every day, up to 150 species are lost. Every year, between 18,000 and 55,000 species become extinct"....

"The cause: human activities."

But what about this?
A "Red List" of endangered species, however, lists only 784 species driven to extinction since 1500 -- ranging from the dodo bird of Mauritius to the golden toad of Costa Rica.
My, my, my! What a discrepancy! Empirical research in no way supports the UN [snicker] hoo ha, but guess what gets featured in the MSM -- the scare story, of course.

Read it here.


The WSJ notes the same biased story here.

Why does anyone take anything the UN says seriously? Oh, yeah..., political agendas.