Amused that this tweet by a self-professed climate expert (with little identifiable natural science education) is getting so much traction. Given the claims by @ShellenbergerMD are so clearly consistent with what any well-informed climate scientist would tell you #bcpoli
Any informed observer knows The Amazon is net neutral for oxygen. On an annual basis it consumes approx the amount as it generates. Most global oxygen is produced in our oceans

The stats about natural disasters he cites? That would be the IPCC SREX 
The information about emissions is rich countries decreasing?

That would be the most recent IPCC report
The most frustrating past is that all this information is easily available with only cursory research. Yet it appears the information is so inflammatory that @Forbes apparently disappeared his column on the story and he had to write a book to explain it all.
Decided to do this as a thread for @ShellenbergerMD but buy the book anyways

1) Humans are not causing a “sixth mass extinction”

This is based on a disagreement as to whether the "sixth mass extinction is underway". A topic that is not settled therefore cannot be falsified
2) The Amazon is not “the lungs of the world”

This is true, the Amazon is net neutral for oxygen. The oceans are the lungs of the planet
3) Climate change is not making natural disasters worse

Current data from IPCC SREX says there is insufficient data to say yes or no. Some increases are observed some are decreasing. Increases in damages are due to exposure (more humans living in exposed areas)
7) Carbon emissions are declining in most rich nations and have been declining in Britain, Germany, and France since the mid-1970s

The UK office provides a long baseline to show that it did indeed peak in 1973
8) Netherlands became rich not poor while adapting to life below sea level

This is based on the innovation that allowed the Dutch to achieve the goal. It increased their land mass and their national wealth.

This one is up for debate but is not readily falsifiable
9) We produce 25% more food than we need and food surpluses will continue to rise as the world gets hotter

The argument for reduction in food is based on RCP 8.5 with the other models suggesting increases in Temperate regions will make up for equator
10) Habitat loss and the direct killing of wild animals are bigger threats to species than climate change

This is the conclusion of the latest IPBES report. Climate change is listed as the third tier risk after human land use and exploitation
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