More Shocking News!!!! Jungles Prolly Won’t Die!!!!


Well heck, another warmist meme going by the wayside. 

There’s a new study and accompanying press release on how resilient the jungles would be to a warmer world.  We used to often read about how this would kill our jungles.  As if a warmer world with more CO2 is bad for plants….. or something. 

The abstract is here.

Despite the considerable uncertainties, we conclude that there is evidence of forest resilience for all three regions.

The three regions being the jungles of Latin America, Africa, and SE Asia.

From the news release……

Tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass – plants and plant material – in response to greenhouse gas emissions over the 21st century than may previously have been thought, suggests a new study published in Nature Geoscience.

In the most comprehensive assessment yet of the risk of tropical forest dieback due to climate change, the results have important implications for the future evolution of tropical rainforests including the role they play in the global climate system and carbon cycle.

Dr Huntingford said, “The big surprise in our analysis is that uncertainties in ecological models of the rainforest are significantly larger than uncertainties from differences in climate projections. Despite this we conclude that based on current knowledge of expected climate change and ecological response, there is evidence of forest resilience for the Americas (Amazonia and Central America), Africa and Asia.”

Professor Yadvinder Malhi, University of Oxford, added, “This study is probably the most comprehensive modelling study thus far exploring the effects of climate change on tropical forest viability, involving a large number of climate modellers, plant physiologists and tropical forest scientists. It considers a large number of climate models, several vegetation simulation models, a range of physiological physiological processes, and tropical forests world-wide. It finds that, to the best of our knowledge, it is very unlikely that climate change on its own will cause large scale loss of tropical forests.”

Well heck, the nutters are running out of things to wet themselves about.  I bet they’ll invent something else pretty soon. 

In the mean time, us skeptics can bath in the satisfying light of vindication.  It isn’t as if I think the world will get beyond it’s normal swings, but, it isn’t that hard to figure out that in the imaginary warmer and presumably wetter world with more CO2 that the jungles would do just fine. 

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25 Responses to More Shocking News!!!! Jungles Prolly Won’t Die!!!!

  1. kim2ooo says:

    Reblogged this on Climate Ponderings and commented:
    THANK YOU! I needed this for a debate.

  2. copernicus34 says:

    yep. i once commented in a blog (responding to the meme of the day belief that thousands of species would die off as a result of AGW), that “life thrives in warmth”. that life would get stronger, and we can adapt. I assumed of course that all this AGW crap was true (not really, just for argumentative purposes). and the vitriol i received back was stunning. i told this to my old anthropology professor and all he did was laugh, all he said was thats how departments get there money now, anybody who questions it is a heretic.

    • DirkH says:

      Yep. politicied science. USSR style.

    • HankH says:

      I started out believing in AGW. When I changed my mind, I fell out of favor with a few folks. Thank goodness I don’t have to tow the AGW line in my work. My head would have exploded long ago.

  3. leftinbrooklyn says:

    Greenhouses, you would think, would have ended this study before it began.

  4. philjourdan says:

    Anyone living in a “non-desert” area knows this. We are not tropical, but I see easily where farm land, abandoned for 10 years, has gone completely back to a forest. Nature will not be denied. When you clear land, you have to continually maintain it or it reverts to its natural state very quickly.

  5. cdquarles says:

    I remember reading a Science Mag article about the rain forests back in the 80s/90s (I forget now) and the authors were ‘surprised’ that the rain forests, while greatly reduced in area compared to today, survived the LGM. There’s no reason to think that they can’t survive now, provided we don’t starve them of carbon dioxide. (Folk really need to forget the ‘background’ partial pressure and pay more attention to the boundary layer partial pressure, which was what people were doing before Svante Arrhenius sent folk down a dead-end path.)

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