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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Forests expert officially complains about 'distorted' Sunday Times article

Forests expert officially complains about 'distorted' Sunday Times article

Date : 24th March 2010, Source : The Guardian (UK)



A leading scientist has made an official complaint to the Press Complaints Commission over an "inaccurate, misleading and distorted" newspaper story about a supposed mistake made by the UN's panel on global warming. Simon Lewis, an expert on tropical forests at the University of Leeds, says the story, published by the Sunday Times in January, is wrong and should be corrected. He says the story is misleading because it gives the impression that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made a false claim in its 2007 report that reduced rainfall could wipe out up to 40% of the Amazon rainforest. The Sunday Times story was widely followed up across the world, and, in the wake of the discovery of a high-profile blunder by the IPCC over the likely melting of Himalayan glaciers, helped fuel claims that the IPCC was flawed and its conclusions unreliable.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/mar/24/sunday-times-ipcc-amazon-rainforest





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