While carbon dioxide and its supposed detrimental climate change effects have become the media’s favorite bogeyman for seemingly anything that happens these days, new data from NASA’s Vegetation Index – measured by satellites – show remarkable benefits for global plant life.
“Our lives depend upon plants and trees. They feed us and give us clothes. They absorb carbon dioxide and give off the oxygen we need to breathe. Plants even provide many of our medicines and building materials.
“So when the plants and trees around us change, these changes can affect our health, our environment, and our economy. For these reasons and more, scientists monitor plant life around the world.
“Today, scientists use NASA satellites to map the “greenness” of all Earth’s lands. These vegetation index maps show where and how much green leaf vegetation was growing for the time period shown.”
This is what the Earth’s greening looks like today.
NASA satellite image produced using MODIS/Terra Vegetation Indices Source
“…about 70% of the Earth’s post-1980s vegetative greening trend has been driven by CO2 fertilization.”
The Haverd study also indicates this greening will offset an equivalent of 17 years of man-made carbon dioxide emissions by 2100.
So while climate alarmists are screaming about the latest imagined doom and gloom from “climate change,” the Earth’s vegetation is using that to its advantage. Of course, the media won’t tell you about this good news because it goes against the alarmist narrative.
Update: The original analyst, Zoe Phin, later used a different method of analysis, with the same vegetation index data set, but used a subset measured more often than 16 days, and using linear regression rather than a 1-year running average. She says the greening over 20 years is reduced to just over 5% rather than 10%. While it doesn’t change the fact that the Earth is greening, it does illustrate that different statistical methods can give different answers, something we run across every day in “climate science”.
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