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 warmer air and soil temperatures lead to increased plant growth.

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 leaf to global observations.  The paper predicts that the Earth is going to gain nearly three times as much green matter as was predicted by…

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 – SAN DIEGO Researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have determined that major changes in plant behavior have…