[NAFEX] California’s tree crops are screwed, says new report

Richard Harrison rharrison922 at yahoo.com
Sat Jul 25 07:45:49 EDT 2009

The method reported of using 2 specific years 1950 and 1999 is flawed from the get-go IF that was reported correctly. I am going only by what was written at the link. 
I think it was a bad subject with doom-and-gloom as the subject line. So I responded to it to try to help balance the subject. I think it was a bad subject and it's time to get back to real fruit production--now, and not chase future theoretical rabbits.
I like fruit. It tastes MUCH better than theory!
                                                                    Best regards,

--- On Fri, 7/24/09, Stephen Sadler <Docshiva at Docshiva.org> wrote:

From: Stephen Sadler <Docshiva at Docshiva.org>
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] California’s tree crops are screwed, says new report
To: "'North American Fruit Explorers'" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Friday, July 24, 2009, 7:17 PM

No opinion or debate follows:
 I’ve read the original research – much more comprehensive than the press release/report; and am in correspondence with the authors.  One might want to read the paper and then specify methodological deficiencies.  
It happens constantly, especially in science, that research is simplified to the point where misunderstanding or rationalization is possible.  I don’t know what a good answer would be.  Not everyone can comfortably read original papers.  Perhaps trust the abstracts, or read detailed summaries is science-for-the-public journals like Discovery?  
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