Could global warming dry up the Amazon rainforest? Well some researchers at Harvard University recently reported that Brazil’s rainforests “could disappear” by the year 2050 from global warming. But according to Dr. Willie Soon of the George C. Marshall Institute, these predictions rely upon computer models that simply don’t square with real world observations. The models, for example, indicated there should have been more rainfall over the Sahara Desert from 1901 to 1996, but the exact opposite has happened. Ditto for the western U.S. When you also consider that recent studies have shown rain increasing over the Amazon basin, it appears it’s these climate models, and not just the rainforest, that are all wet.

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