More CO2 Leads to More Forests!
Greenhouse operators have long known that enhancing CO2 levels enhances plant growth. Research scientists are discovering that higher atmospheric CO2 levels boost biological growth on land (and sea).
We show a persistent and widespread increase of growing season integrated LAI (greening) over 25% to 50% of the global vegetated area, whereas less than 4% of the globe shows decreasing LAI (browning). Factorial simulations with multiple global ecosystem models show that CO2 fertilization effects explain 70% of the observed greening trend… __ Source
References for article excerpted above:
Bastin, F-L., et al., 2017. The extent of forest in dryland biomes. Science 356, 635-638.
Zhu, Z., et al., 2016. Greening of the earth and its drivers. Nature Climate Change, DOI: 10.1038
Earth’s oceans have warmed over the past 150 years, releasing more dissolved CO2 into the atmosphere. But the terrestrial biosphere has expanded as a result, and will continue to expand as long as it continues to be fertilised by increasing CO2.
Until recently, the biosphere of Earth has been relatively “carbon starved.” Life on Earth welcomes the chance to bloom again, and thanks humans for the very small contribution they make to this transient CO2 resurgence.
The Earth marks climate change on the scale of millenia and longer time spans. Climate shifts on short scales of hundreds of years usually do not leave a lasting mark on the record. The current politicised hullabaloo over miniscule temperature changes over small time spans is not the mark of an intelligent species.
A bit of perspective on greenhouse gas sources:
Governments, Activists, Academicians, and Media Follies Compound
Many $billions have already been misallocated into the Climate Apocalypse Cult, and if the Paris Climate Treaty is put into full effect, hundreds of $billions will be thrown away in similar fashion each year.
In addition, several governments in Europe and the Anglosphere are committing their populations to a future of energy starvation via the corrupt and intermittent unreliables, big wind and big solar.
Even put together, wind and photovoltaic solar are supplying less than 1 per cent of global energy demand. From the International Energy Agency’s 2016 Key Renewables Trends, we can see that wind provided 0.46 per cent of global energy consumption in 2014, and solar and tide combined provided 0.35 per cent. Remember this is total energy, not just electricity, which is less than a fifth of all final energy, the rest being the solid, gaseous, and liquid fuels that do the heavy lifting for heat, transport and industry.
Such numbers are not hard to find, but they don’t figure prominently in reports on energy derived from the unreliables lobby (solar and wind). Their trick is to hide behind the statement that close to 14 per cent of the world’s energy is renewable, with the implication that this is wind and solar. In fact the vast majority — three quarters — is biomass (mainly wood), and a very large part of that is ‘traditional biomass’; sticks and logs and dung burned by the poor in their homes to cook with. Those people need that energy, but they pay a big price in health problems caused by smoke inhalation.
Even in rich countries playing with subsidised wind and solar, a huge slug of their renewable energy comes from wood and hydro, the reliable renewables.
It is all a magnificent circular jerkular scam of $trillion dollar proportions. Why do we let them get away with it?
We’re gonna need a lot more guillotines.