Celebrities and Public Opinion Wrong About Rainforests
For a dozen years, pop superstar Sting has warned that man has brought the Amazon rainforest to the verge of extinction.
He and a host of celebrities have insisted that Amazonia-2.7 million square miles of nearly impenetrable Brazilian forest, an area nearly as big as the lower 48 states-is being destroyed at a horrifying rate.
-But now, two of the world's top eo-scientists, Patrick Moore and Philip Stott, say the save-the-rainforest movement is wrong: at best, vastly misleading; at worst, a gigantic con.
"All these save-the-forests arguments are based on bad science," says Moore, a founding member …