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September 1, 2018

CO2 Greening : equivalent to two times the continental United States

Filed under: CO2,greening — sunshinehours1 @ 11:48 AM
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Wow …

Carbon Dioxide Fertilization Greening Earth, Study Finds

From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change

An international team of 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries led the effort, which involved using satellite data from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer instruments to help determine the leaf area index, or amount of leaf cover, over the planet’s vegetated regions. The greening represents an increase in leaves on plants and trees equivalent in area to two times the continental United States.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earth

 

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2 Comments »

  1. Les glaciers grandissent dans le Karakoram https://tribune.com.pk/story/1661627/1-growing-glaciers-prove-cold-comfort-pakistans-shimshal-valley/
    “The glacier had grown by about 1 mile since the surge began last year » – 1,6km en 1 an !!!

    Comment by Casimir Marchal — September 2, 2018 @ 11:05 AM | Reply

  2. Why is this article referencing a “new study” and then linking to a 2 year old study?

    Comment by DennyOR — September 2, 2018 @ 9:34 PM | Reply


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