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Carbon Dioxide Is Good, M’kay?

Spy satellites and computers are awesome. They see everything, every minute of the day, year after year. And all that lovely data is wonderfully crunchable, being transformed into simple graphs and color charts that the rest of us can instantly understand without having to wade through millions of pages of data. Simple comparative spectral analysis: what frequency of light was most reflected off the this area today, compared to this time last year and the year before? And the result is ...

Leaf It Alone

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This image shows the change in leaf area across the globe from 1982-2015.

From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25 2016.
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The greening over the past 33 years reported in this study is equivalent to adding a green continent about two times the size of mainland USA (18 million km2)

White areas on the map are primarily deserts and frozen continents. The Arctic is not shown because it isn’t land; it’s ice sitting on the ocean. No land, no leaves, so it isn’t part of the picture. That’s the literal-ness of computers.

Plenty more on the topic at Power Line Blog and Watts Up With That.

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide levels have risen 25 parts per million in that time period. From 3.9% (3.9 parts per 100 = 39,000 parts per million) to 3.9025% (39,025 parts per million); a quarter of a one hundredth of a percent. 0.0025%. HOW DARE YOU !!!!

And the plants are eating it up all over the place. CO2 makes them happy.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 02/14/2020 at 12:56 PM   
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