Image: data from SEAWIFS showing vegetation chlorophyll and change. Source: http://oceancolor.gsfc.nasa.gov/SeaWiFS/BACKGROUND/Gallery/

Another benefit of climate change and increased CO2 – trees continue to grow at a faster rate

WUWT readers may recall this WUWT story from 2011: The Earth’s biosphere is booming, data suggests that CO2 is the cause, part 2 Now there is even more evidence. From From Technische Universität München: Study highlights forest growth trends from 1870 to the present- Global change: Trees continue to grow at a faster rate “…scientists are…

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Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100, tree growth due to improved climate blamed

From the University of California – Irvine and the “Environmentalists are never happy” department comes this amusing quandary. The cause? Increased high-elevation plant growth fueled by climate warming Irvine, Calif. — Freshwater runoff from the Sierra Nevada may decrease by as much as one-quarter by 2100 due to climate warming on the high slopes, according…

Nature fights poison with carbon dioxide

‘Evil’ carbon dioxide saves plants from another poison. Consider that the next time you eat a piece of fruit. From Saint Mary’s University Taming a poison: Saving plants from cyanide with carbon dioxide The scientific world is one step closer to understanding how nature uses carbon-capture to tame poisons, thanks to a recent discovery of…