Hmm, wasn’t it just a week or two ago that a bunch of politicians and pundits signed their name to a letter that said they would no longer participate in mainstream news articles about climate change if those publications continued to give space to “deniers?” They declared the science settled and the debate over: Climate change was real, it was an impending disaster for the planet, and they weren’t going to waste any more of their precious time arguing with disingenuous conservatives who weren’t on the same page. Case closed, we’re taking our ball and going home.
How funny, then, that only a few short days later we have this new study in Nature magazine that gives us yet another example of how these fruit-balloons were wrong in their holy “consensus.” For years, they told us that global warming was causing fertile vegetative forest ground to turn sour. Desertification is the proper scientific term for it and, like all of those melting ice caps, it was happening at a rate too quickly for man to catch up.
And much like their rhetoric about the ice caps, it turns out that this was all fictional baloney. The new study in Nature shows that from 1982 to 2016, global tree canopy cover actually INCREASED by 865,000 square miles.
Boy, there’s wrong and then there’s DEAD wrong. No wonder these clowns don’t want to debate any longer.
“We show that—contrary to the prevailing view that forest area has declined globally5—tree cover has increased by 2.24 million km2 (+7.1% relative to the 1982 level),” the authors of the study wrote in their abstract.
To be sure, the authors attribute the growth in tree cover to climate change. While the tropic regions have lost forestation due to warming and agriculture, the montane regions are expanding their tree cover due to the very same warming. In other words, thanks to a rise in temperatures, trees are now able to grow in places they could not previously.
This may not be an example of how climate change is a hoax insofar that the study certainly does not deny that the warming is taking place. It DOES, however, go straight to the heart of what many conservatives and non-brainwashed scientists have been saying about this “problem” for years; namely, that the Earth knows how to take care of itself. We don’t live in a static environment; our planet has changed and changed and changed again over the years. It will change and adapt yet again to whatever changes may be caused by human activity. Any unreasonable interventions we adopt are not just bound to harm vulnerable populations (like, all of us) but are overwhelmingly likely to be utterly redundant.