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February 19, 2017

CO2 is Making the Planet Greener

Filed under: CO2 — sunshinehours1 @ 8:53 AM
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CO2 is making the planet greener.

We show a persistent and widespread increase of growing season integrated LAI (greening) over 25% to 50% of the global vegetated area, whereas less than 4% of the globe shows decreasing LAI (browning). Factorial simulations with multiple global ecosystem models suggest that CO2 fertilization effects explain 70% of the observed greening trend, followed by nitrogen deposition (9%), climate change (8%) and land cover change (LCC) (4%).

Betcha that made the nightly news headlines for weeks right … right?




  1. Meanwhile, purely as a result of Donald Trump, across the Atlantic, the EPA is under new management, NASA is to be repurposed back to doing space stuff, and Congress is launching an investigation into NOAA’s data manipulation.

    It’a a bad time to be a Watermelon!

    Comment by catweazle666 — February 19, 2017 @ 11:38 AM | Reply

    • Exciting times. Unfortunately where I live the two major parties are dumb and dumber on a carbon tax.

      Comment by sunshinehours1 — February 19, 2017 @ 2:37 PM | Reply

  2. In Germany protected forests are to be replaced by wind turbines.

    In the US South, woodlands are been cut and the wood chips shipped to England’s DRAX power plant to generate electricity.

    Comment by Frederick Colbourne — February 19, 2017 @ 7:32 PM | Reply

  3. Rising CO2 does not correlate with subsequent rising global temperatures. CO2 began rising strongly in the 1940’s. But for the next three decades global temperatures declined markedly:

    The only correlation is between ∆global T and subsequent ∆CO2.

    Next, all available evidence shows that the rise in CO2 has been beneficial. No global harm has been caused by rising CO2, therefore the rise in CO2 can be labeled “harmless.”

    Next, CO2 has never been measured as a cause of global warming (altho it probably has a small, unmeasured warming effect):

    Furthermore, there is zero empirical evidence showing that more CO2 is causing the widely predicted acceleration in global warming:

    When a hypothesis makes wrong predictions, it is falsified.

    Comment by M. Gono — October 24, 2017 @ 12:15 PM | Reply

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