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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Lies of the Left -- The Endangered Rainforest

Another Emily Litella moment from the lefties. For decades now the "scientists" have been screaming at us about the devastation of the rainforest, predicting all sorts of dire outcomes if immediate action [such as issuing them lots of lucrative grants and contracts] is not taken.

Well. now it seems that all the well-orchstrated hysteria was just a pile of horse hockey. Even the New York Times has been forced to admit that it was all a big lie.

[In Panama] and in other tropical countries around the world, small holdings... — and much larger swaths of farmland — are reverting to nature, as people abandon their land and move to the cities in search of better livings.

These new “secondary” forests are emerging in Latin America, Asia and other tropical regions at such a fast pace that the trend has set off a serious debate about whether saving primeval rain forest — an iconic environmental cause — may be less urgent than once thought. By one estimate, for every acre of rain forest cut down each year, more than 50 acres of new forest are growing in the tropics on land that was once farmed, logged or ravaged by natural disaster.

[emphasis mine].

Read it here.

As rational people [conservatives] have long been saying, the cure for environmental woes is more development, not less, but the anti-capitalist ideologues, impervious to facts, just keep screaming.