Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Hidden Forests

New forests abound:
“We found new dryland forest on all inhabited continents, but mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, around the Mediterranean, central India, coastal Australia, western South America, northeastern Brazil, northern Colombia and Venezuela, and northern parts of the boreal forests in Canada and Russia. In Africa, our study has doubled the amount of known dryland forest,” Lowe and Sparrow wrote in their report at The Conversation.

“With current satellite imagery and mapping techniques, it might seem amazing that these forests have stayed hidden in plain sight for so long. But this type of forest was previously difficult to measure globally, because of the relatively low density of trees,” the report said.

This greening is likely the result of the fertilizing effects of CO2, as revealed in a 2016 study by an international team of 32 scientists from 24 institutions. The study, titled “Greening of the Earth and its Drivers,” utilized satellite sensors over the span of 33 years to monitor the Earth’s vegetation. What they found was that the Earth had greened significantly due to increased CO2 emissions. The greening was equivalent to “adding a green continent about two-times the size of mainland USA,” according to a statement by Dr. Zaichun Zhu, a researcher from China’s Peking University.
Real fertilizer works; the global warming hysteria variety doesn't...

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