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Environmentalists ‘exaggerated’ threat to tropical rainforests from global warming

Posted By admin On November 12, 2010 @ 4:54 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

David Derbyshire
UK Daily Mail
Nov 12, 2010

The threat to tropical rainforests from climate change may have been exaggerated by environmentalists, according to a new study.

Researchers have shown that the world’s tropical forests thrived in the far distant past when temperatures were 3 to 5C warmer than today.

They believe that a wetter, warmer future may actually boost plants and animals living the tropics.

The findings, published in the respected journal Science, come from a study of pollen trapped in rocks during a natural period of global warming 56.3million years ago.

The extreme warm spell – called the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum – saw global temperatures soar by 6C (11F) within a few thousand years.

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