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Bye Bye Climate Fears? Media Says Hello to Next Eco-Scare! BBC touts report claiming ’1/5 of world’s plants at risk of extinction’ ahead of UN Biodiversity Conference

Posted By admin On September 29, 2010 @ 10:09 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

BBC News [1]
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Flashback: UN Species Scares Debunked: ‘Persistence of Species’: ‘Earth’s plant & animal species are not slip-sliding away – even slowly – into netherworld of extinction’ [2]

One-fifth of the world’s plants – the foundation of life on Earth – are at risk of extinction, a study concludes.

Researchers have sampled almost 4,000 species, and conclude that 22% should be classified as “threatened” – the same alarming rate as for mammals.

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A further 33% of species were too poorly understood to be assessed.

The analysis [5] comes from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, the Natural History Museum and International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Full story here. [1]


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[1] BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11434109

[2] Flashback: UN Species Scares Debunked: ‘Persistence of Species’: ‘Earth’s plant & animal species are not slip-sliding away – even slowly – into netherworld of extinction’: http://tiny.cc/ddm2o

[3] Flashback: It really is ‘IPCC like!’: UN Biodiversity report ‘has multiple errors in first chapter alone’: http://www.climatedepot.com/a/6899/Update-UN-Biodiversity-report-has-multiple-errors-in-first-chapter-alone-It-really-is-IPCC-like

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[5] The analysis: http://www.kew.org/news/one-fifth-of-plants-under-threat-of-extinction.htm

[6] Wash. Post’s Juliet Eilperin Rejects Journalistic Balance — Touts ‘Political’ UN Climate Scare Report: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wash-posts-juliet-eilperin-rejects-journalistic-balance-touts-political-un-climate-scare-report.html

[7] Greenpeace Co-Founder Slams Species Extinction Scare Study as proof of how ‘peer-review process has become corrupted’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/greenpeace-co-founder-slams-species-extinction-scare-study-as-proof-of-how-peer-review-process-has-become-corrupted.html

[8] Yet Another Mistake For UN IPCC!? Claims About Extinction ‘confusing’ — IPCC Scientists ‘acknowledge there was inconsistency and flawed writing’ in extinction section: http://www.prisonplanet.com/yet-another-mistake-for-un-ipcc-claims-about-extinction-confusing-ipcc-scientists-acknowledge-there-was-inconsistency-and-flawed-writing-in-extinction-section.html

[9] Climate Craziness of the Week: Grist uses Scientific American to highlight voluntary human extinction and GW fears: http://www.prisonplanet.com/climate-craziness-of-the-week-grist-uses-scientific-american-to-highlight-voluntary-human-extinction-and-gw-fears.html

[10] Dying birds stir extinction fears: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dying-birds-stir-extinction-fears.html

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