Study: increased carbon dioxide is greening deserts globally – IOTW Report

Study: increased carbon dioxide is greening deserts globally

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Enhanced levels of carbon dioxide are likely cause of global dryland greening, study says.

WUWT: From the “inconvenient truth” department and INDIANA UNIVERSITY:

Enhanced levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide are a likely key driver of global dryland greening, according to a paper published today in the journal Scientific Reports.

The positive trend in vegetation greenness has been observed through satellite images, but the reasons for it had been unclear.  MORE


16 Comments on Study: increased carbon dioxide is greening deserts globally

  1. I’m sure we’ll start to hear about the beauty of our Gaia’s deserts and how we must return to living like cavemen to preserve them.

  2. So, as the CO2 increases the plants increase their Chlorophyll content to expedite breaking down the CO2 into woody fibers and O2 … thus, as the CO2 increases the supply of plant matter increases as does the Oxygen content of the atmosphere, which in turn is breathed by every organism and causes an increase in CO2?

    Sounds like a perfectly balanced system.

    God knows EXACTLY what He’s doing.

  3. When will humans stop trying to manipulate the earth and it inhabitants? Funny how NO ONE is talking about Bill and Melinda Gates role in the release of Genetically modified mosquitoes at the epicenter of the Zika virus–oh and how the males aren’t so sterile if exposed to antibiotics–like the Tetracycline thats everywhere from livestock. Fucking assholes think they know BEST.

  4. Dammit. This development could threaten our supply of sand and barren rock – not to mention displacing dozens of nomads throughout the world. And what about the scorpions and desert vipers that need hot, dry land in order to multiply and kill? We need a special interest group “Save The Scorpions.”

  5. I need to get rich so I can buy a submarine.

    That’s the only way to survive the coming man made version of the Permian Die-off.
    DDT will be the death of us all.
    They found the ozone layer the same year they found the holes in it at the poles. This is cause for high alarm. It must be aerosols. Especially American aerosols
    Earth’s populations by 2000 will be a hellish 50 billion with us grubbing for grubs, and eating each other.
    Pyramids will power civilization by 1990
    The Sphinx has chambers underneath that house Alien Technology that will unlock something or other.
    The sun will go nova when the planets line up.
    California will be an archipelago of small islands by 2000
    The next Ice age is around the corner plunging us back to Homo Heidelbergensis subsistence living.
    The Earth has been visited by Aliens who messed with apes DNA to create a worker race: Us, and they’re coming back.
    Turning rain forest into productive land will release global pandemic pathogens into the atmosphere
    Nano technology will turn the earth into a swarm of tiny robots.
    Man made Global Warming will raise the sea levels 200 feet by 2050.
    Now the ‘Parched Earth’ theory has it’s day in the sun: Man has caused the Continents to be ‘thirsty’ with his devilish agriculture and the Continents are soaking up the seas that would surely drown us otherwise.
    We are surely doomed.
    I want one of those old diesel submarines so I can shoot myself and my friends out the torpedo tubes to get lobsters and stuff.

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