British Wildlife 15.5 June 2004

Twitcher in the Swamp

"A thoughful report by a team of Oxford ecologists (Crying Wolf on Climate Change and Extinction) accuses conservation bodies of 'sexing up' predictions of imminent disaster to bring in the cash. One of their commonest tricks, it says, is hardening predictions into certainties: from what may happen (but probably won't) into what will happen (unless you hand over the dosh, in which case, perhaps it won't)."

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