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Apr 27 2016

Study Finds Carbon Emissions Are Making Earth Greener

If progressive ideology were correct, rising carbon dioxide levels could be thanked for the improving climate. However, progressive ideology is bunkum. But CO2 does get credit for helping plants to grow:

Rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are causing an explosion in plant growth, according to a huge scientific study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change.

The study is the largest of its kind and was written by 32 scientists from 24 colleges and universities in eight countries. It used three long-term satellite records of plant area and 10 different global ecosystem models to measure increasing plant growth.

“We were able to tie the greening largely to the fertilizing effect of rising atmospheric CO2 concentration by tasking several computer models to mimic plant growth observed in the satellite data,” Ranga Myneni, one of the study’s co-authors who is a professor at Boston University, said in a press statement.

The study estimates roughly half of Earth’s land-mass showed “significant greening” and only 4 percent of the world saw a decrease in plant life. …

High carbon dioxide levels cause plant life to thrive, particularly in arid regions where carbon emissions are causing deserts to bloom with foliage.

This isn’t the first study to acknowledge the positive effect of rising CO2 emissions.

“Carbon dioxide fertilizes plants, and emissions from fossil fuels have already had a hugely beneficial effect on crops, increasing yields by at least 10-15%,” concludes a report published last October by the U.K.-based Global Warming Policy Foundation, an organization primarily focused on countering policy endeavors of global warming activists. The report estimates the global CO2 fertilization effect on the world’s crops is worth roughly $140 billion a year.

Just as more warmth means more life, more plant growth means more food for people and animals alike. Do your part for the earth and all the living things upon it; expand your carbon footprint.

Drive an SUV; the trees will thank you.

On a tip from Torcer.

  • Jack

    Sooner or later these anti-Trump so called “Republicans” need to realize that Trump is going to be nominee. If these nit-wits don’t get on board and are somehow allowed corrupt the nomination process you can almost be guaranteed of a Democratic win in November AND most likely the end of the Republican party.

    The best course of action right now is for the party to get behind Trump and support him.

  • SNuss

    What do you expect? Plants NEED CO2!
    The “environmental ” Left (emphasis on “mental”) cannot understand why their fabricated computer models don’t reflect reality.

  • Auburn Rapunzel

    But…but…Venus! We’re going to turn into Venus! CO2 is bad!

  • TheChaoticStorm

    The plants also take the carbon out of the air and produce oxygen.

    It’s just remarkable how the Earth manages to take care of itself.

  • Auburn Rapunzel

    Please don’t interfere with their delusions of grandeur. They have so little control over their own lives, at least let them believe they can destroy the planet by running their hair dryers too long!

  • Mike_W20

    Well, the system WAS created by God.

  • Giorgio Palmas

    Yeah- I learned this in 1965. Too bad state-run education turns our children into puddinheads.

  • ooddballz

    First of all, jackwad, this thread has NOTHING to do with Trump.
    Secondly, I will write in Ted Cruz before I vote for the chump named Trump.

  • Petyr Bayleef

    To borrow someone else’s analogy – “blood is necessary to sustain human life; therefore humans should inject several liters of blood into their veins daily.” That is the logic you are using here.

    Some references that address this angle:

    “Oil & Coal Interests Launch “CO2 Is Green” Misinformation Campaign”

    “Study: Soil nutrients may limit ability of plants to slow climate change”

    “The impact of elevated CO2 on yield loss from a C3 and C4 weed in field-grown soybean”

  • Petyr Bayleef

    Why are children from countries with totally state-run education absolutely demolishing American kids in every educational measure?

  • Petyr Bayleef

    I need water. Should I drink 20 gallons a day?

  • SNuss

    The extra CO2 would roughly equate to you drinking 8-16 ounces more water, per day. In your case, it means that you would probably wet your bed (more than usual).

  • Petyr Bayleef

    Hey, my doctor swore he’d keep that between us!

    Seriously, though, you can only take the analogy so far.

  • SNuss

    BTW, did our rovers cause the ice caps on Mars to melt?

  • Jim

    You need to take a deep breath and say – Hillary is the enemy. If that don’t work, go to Canada.

  • Jim


  • Jim

    No, it was the SUV’s the LGM (Little Green Men) drive.

  • Jim

    Impossible! “They” don’t have one, unless it’s in a bottle.

  • Jim

    I see you’re a new troll. Go to Canada.

  • Auburn Rapunzel

    The “expand your carbon footprint” thing was a joke, Petyr.

  • Auburn Rapunzel

    Citation needed.

  • Auburn Rapunzel

    And when people did this with Ron Paul, they were evil party-splitters who gave the election to Obama.

    But, y’know, it’s different when it’s now.

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  • Giorgio Palmas

    My point was core curriculum about basic organic chemistry in the USA has been dumbed-down since the ’60s with silly eco-nonsense and other silly things like women’s studies. Below is an 8th grade test from 1912!
    More government involvement in education news..

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    very nice article
    thank u for sharing keep of the good work

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