>This is perhaps a good point at which to remind people that Patrick
>Moore of Greenpeace recently held a news conference during which he
>rather thoroughly debunked most of the hysteria regarding the alleged
>disappearance of the Amazon rain forest. Moore, in conjunction with
>some other environmentalists and the Brazilian Ministry of Environment
>(?) collaborated to study series of satellite images in order to
>determine the actual rate of disappearance.
>In the end, the actual rate is many orders of magnitude less than the
>numbers set forward by rain forest activists. Moore as much as said the
>whole thing was a scam to raise money for those groups, while the
>reality on the ground in Brazil is far, far, different than that
>conveyed by activists.
Given Don and Klaus' replies to your post, you should perhaps explain
why you posted on this list what turns out to be false information:
"Patrick Moore of Greenpeace recently held a news conference during
which he rather thoroughly debunked..." "In the end, the actual rate
is many orders of magnitude less than the numbers set forward by rain
Don says Moore left Greenpeace long ago and has been with a loggers'
group for many years. So how recent is your "recent"? Klaus gave
figures on the high deforestation rate in the Amazon and elsewhere. So
what is your "many orders of magnitude"? 3 orders (meaning 1/1,000th)?
4 orders (meaning 1/10,000th)?
You owe this list an explanation.
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