Rainforests are coming back globally. Mainly because of urbanization and technology. More people are leaving the countryside to live the teeming cities of the third world. Industrialized agriculture means fewer hectares are needed to grow food.
You would think the effect, if not the cause, would make environmentalists happy. And it would, if the green movement were based on reason and science instead of being a kooky, Gaia-centric pagan cult. But, no… the regrown rainforests don’t count, according to moonbat “logic.”
Here’s a scientist representing the rational view:
“A botanist can look at the trees here and know this is regrowth,” he said. “But the temperature and humidity are right. Look at the number of birds! It works. This (former cacao plantation now overgrown with rainforest vegetation) is a suitable habitat.”
And now the moonbat rebuttal:
“This is a caricature of a rain forest!” he said. “There’s no canopy, there’s too much light, there are only a few species. There is a lot of change all around here whittling away at the forest, from highways to development.”
More rainforest growth means rainforests are vanishing. Plummeting temperatures mean the globe is warming. Higher unemployment is an economic benefit of green policies. Welcome to the church of green.