The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has put out a report that the global wildlife population has decreased by 52 percent between the years 1970 and 2010.
Wildlife populations down drastically
This report has been all over MSM and environmental blogs and websites.
This sounds a bit statistically extreme. The piece of information that is left out of most of the articles is this:
The study Tuesday from the Swiss-based WWF largely blamed human threats to nature for a 52-percent decline in wildlife populations between
1970 and 2010.
It says improved methods of measuring populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles explain the huge difference from the 28-percent
decline between 1970 and 2008 that the group reported in 2012.
So, the same group reported in 2012 that there was a 28 percent drop in global wildlife population between 1970 and 2008. But in 2014, that number
has increased to a 52 percent
drop between 1970 and 2010? They cite improved methods of measuring populations.
I'm supposed to believe that our top scientists were so abysmally awful
at measuring wildlife populations in 2012 that they were off by
inconceivably massive margins, but in just 2 years have honed their skills to arrive at a new, more accurate statistic that is nowhere near
what it was before. It's not even in the same ballpark, really.
By this report it seems to me that they are indirectly declaring that they were so grossly incompetent in 2012 that their estimates were inaccurate to
the degree of scientific shame; but now, just 2 years later we should believe the same group of incompetent propagandists are accurate? Or shall we
conclude that between 2008 and 2010 there was an additional 24 percent drop?
Obviously, the global wildlife population has decreased since 1970. I do not dispute that; but I think these are garbage statistics that insult our
intelligence. There are acceptable margins of error in scientific study; this anomaly is egregious and shatters the credibility of the report, in my
For those of you that believe the new statistic, I make this point: You would have believed it as "fact" in 2012 when the number was a meager 28
percent reduction since 1970. You also would have accepted it as "fact" if the 2014 number was a 75 percent reduction.
Either "scientists" just aren't what they used to be, or there's something fishy going on.
edit on 9/30/2014 by InTheFlesh1980 because: oops