Gratitude for CO2: It Continues to Feed the World

CO2 added to the atmosphere since the industrial era has had no observable impact on rainfall patterns whilst directly helping plants to grow better. In the big climate conferences no…

Fantastic Findings: German Study Shows Added CO2 Has Led To 14% More Vegetation Over Past 100 Years!

Almost everyone with even just a fraction of a science education knows Co2 is fertilizer to vegetation and that the added 100 or so ppm in our atmosphere over the…

Earth Day Connections: NASA Investigates Vegetation

Satellites can detect how “green” an area is – showing the health of plants that are growing in a particular site. While fires, deforestation and drought lead to the tropical…

NASA Vegetation Index: Globe Continues Rapid Greening Trend, Sahara Alone Shrinks 700,000 Sq Km!

“10% global greening in 20 years! We are incredibly fortunate!” Zoe comments on the results. “I just wish everyone felt that way. But you know not everyone does. To the…

More trees do not always create a cooler planet, Clark University geographer finds

It is well established that forests soak up carbon dioxide from the air and store it in wood and soils, slowing the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere; however,…

WVU biologists uncover forests’ unexpected role in climate change

New research from West Virginia University biologists shows that trees around the world are consuming more carbon dioxide than previously reported, making forests even more important in regulating the Earth’s…

Another New Study Says Warming And CO2-Induced Greening Leads To COOLING Of Land Surface Temperatures

Since the 1980s, warming and rising CO2 fertilization have spawned a global-scale greening trend. This leads to an “Earth greening-induced cooling effect” of land surface temperatures.

Claim: The greening of the earth is approaching its limit

An article published today in Science shows that this fertilizing effect of CO2 is decreasing worldwide, according to the text co-directed by Professor Josep Peñuelas of the CSIC at CREAF…

Global change ecologist leads NASA satellite study of rapid greening across Arctic tundra

As Arctic summers warm, Earth’s northern landscapes are changing. Using satellite images to track global tundra ecosystems over decades, a team of researchers finds the region has become greener as…

Fossil leaves show high atmospheric carbon spurred ancient ‘global greening’

A 23-million-year-old leaf preserved in a onetime New Zealand lake bed, key to past atmospheric conditions. One can see veins, glands along the teeth, and holes gnawed by insects, with…

Greening the planet and slouching towards Paris?

Reposted from Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on May 14, 2020 by curryja | by Patrick J. Michaels A new paper finds higher than expected CO2 fertilization inferred from…

Human Activity in China and India Dominates the Greening of Earth, NASA Study Shows

From NASA Feb. 11, 2019 The world is literally a greener place than it was 20 years ago, and data from NASA satellites has revealed a counterintuitive source for much…

New research highlights how plants are slowing global warming

News Release 31-Jan-2020 Boston University Chi Chen, a Boston University graduate researcher, and Ranga Myneni, a BU College of Arts & Sciences professor of earth and environment, released a new…

Study: plants are globally getting more efficient thanks to rising carbon dioxide

Rising CO2 leading to changes in land plant photosynthesis Suggests that plants have achieved an optimum response to rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA –…

Rising carbon dioxide is making the world’s plants more water-wise

From The Conversation July 24, 2017 5.18am EDT Tropical rainforests are among the biggest contributors to the global greening boom. AAP Image/Dave Hunt Rising carbon dioxide is making the world’s…