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?
Or the alternate title: Morons Saved By Coal – Betrayed By Wind
Read more about the DRAX scam at Paul Homewood’s Blog here.
And remember, burning wood chips makes more CO2 than coal.
A follow up to my post The Crops Won’t Survive The Summer Heat
No lack of rain. Where is that predicted drought?
Corn and Soybean Belt – Annual Precipitation
Corn and Soybean Belt – July Maximum Temperature (Updated with Trend)
1936 was hottest. 2009 was coldest. 1936 was 15.5F hotter than 2009.
China’s CO2 production went from 2.4 gt to 10.5 gt. An 8.1 gt increase
Global CO2 production went from 22.5 gt to 35.7 gt. A 12.2 gt increase.
Maybe sending all those jobs to China was not a good thing.
CO2 production 1990 to 2014:
I did a post comparing CO2 to Jun-Sep Maximum temperatures using NOAA data here.
I picked maximum because the AGW cult predicts killer heat waves in the summer.
Then I randomly looked at Iowa.
How about Indiana and Illinois?