What we’ve been told vs reality


Andrew Bolt highlights two excellent examples.

1.  The lie: man-made global warming was/is killing the Great Barrier Reef.

Reality:

While the limited data for the GBR prior to the 1980’s suggests that coral cover was higher than in our survey, we found no evidence of consistent, system-wide decline in coral cover since 1995.

Link.

2: The lie: man-made global warming would result in massive food shortages.

Reality:

Global rice production is expected to touch 476 million tons in 2011, on the back of improved weather conditions, as the influence of La Niña is expected to neutralize by June, United Nation’s body FAO said.

The world rice production reached a new record in 2010, at 464 million tons (696 million tons paddy), up 1.8% from the previous season, FAO said.

Although very preliminary, world paddy production in 2011, is forecast to expand by 2.5% to 713 million tons (about 476 million tons, milled basis), reflecting expectations of improved weather conditions, as the influence of La Niña is expected to fade away by June,” it said. In Asia, output is expected to grow by 2.5% to 645 million tons (430 million tons, milled basis), with major increases expected in China and India and a recovery in Pakistan, it added. According to the third advance estimate of the Agriculture Ministry, rice production in India in the 2010-11, season is pegged at 94.11 million tons.

Link.

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