The MSM and other liberals are going nuts about the Amazon wildfires, but instead of being honest, they are rainforest fear-mongering.

The fires are bad but not as bad as we are being told, many of the pictures being used to show the fire are from older Amazon wildfires or are showing wildfires that arent from the Amazon, but totally different parts of the world.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted out that he wanted to put the Amazon fires on the agenda for the G-7.

take our poll - story continues below

Would election by popular vote be better than the electoral college?

  • Would election by popular vote be better than the electoral college?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to The Lid updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

The picture Macron tweeted was not of the 2019 wildfires, they can’t be because the photographer who took the picture, passed away in 2003.

Macron followed that tweet by raising a white flag (France wasn’t attacked, but surrendering is a French tradition).

Truth be told, the reports by the MSM and leftist politicians and celebrities can be explained by the famous Rahm Emanuel line, “never let a crisis go to waste.”

The New York Post reported:

Fires are common in Brazil in the annual dry season, but they are more widespread this year. Brazilian experts reported nearly 77,000 wildfires across the country so far this year, up 85% over the same period in 2018.

It is unclear how much of what is burning was already deforested for agriculture.

The NY Times answers:

Much of the land that is burning was not old-growth rain forest, but land that had already been cleared of trees and set for agricultural use.

Gee, I guess that means it’s not the end of the world. This time of year, farmers and ranchers in tropical areas burn their fields to control pests and weeds and to encourage new growth in pastures.

How bad is the fire activity?

According to data from NASA, available on Global Forest Watch, Brazil had 39% more fires between January and August 2019 than in the same period in 2018. However, the years with the most fires recorded were primarily in the early 2000s, probably linked to a high rate of agriculture-related deforestation in the Amazon at that time. This year’s fires are well below that level for the period January through August (though note that 2019 figures only include data through August 22). So far, 2019 is on track to be the third-highest year for fires since 2010.

Before 2010 the fire activity was much worse:

rainforest fear-mongering

If the Amazon didn’t burn away in 2005, 2007, or 2010, the 2019 levels aren’t going to wipe out the rainforest either.

But there’s more, per the MSM, it’s not just that the Amazon Rainforest is going to burn up and disappear, but we are going to run out of oxygen and suffocate.

Like Macron, Sky News’ pictures were not of this year’s fires.

Liberal politicians joined in on the freak-out.

Kamala Harris wants universal healthcare for rain forests–well until she changes her position.

 

Liberal celebs also tried to convince everyone that the world was ending:

 

Dr. Jonanathan Foley, Global environmental scientist and Executive Director of Project Drawdown, which focuses on climate solutions, destroys the 20% myth.

 

And for those planning to blame the wildfires on the climate change hypothesis, I invite them to refer to professional meteorologist, weather forecaster, and a twitter feed you should regularly read— Joe Bastardi:

Here’s the bottom line folks. No one wants to see the fires in the Amazon Rainforest continue. But the media and other liberals are not being honest with you. They are displaying pictures that are much worse than the real Amazon wildfires.  This is not the worst case of wildfires in the Amazon, they were much worse a decade ago. And the Amazon does not supply 20% of the world’s oxygen levels, the real number is less than a third of that number.  Even if the Amazon were totally destroyed (which won’t happen) it would be thousands of years before we have an oxygen problem.

rainforest fear-mongering

rainforest fear-mongering

Send this to a friend