And if we converted the whole planet to plant matter that would be even better

In praise of CO2

The results surprised Steven Running of the University of Montana and Ramakrishna Nemani of NASA, scientists involved in analyzing the NASA data. They found that over a period of almost two decades, the Earth as a whole became more bountiful by a whopping 6.2%. About 25% of the Earth’s vegetated landmass — almost 110 million square kilometres — enjoyed significant increases and only 7% showed significant declines. When the satellite data zooms in, it finds that each square metre of land, on average, now produces almost 500 grams of greenery per year.

Why the increase? Their 2004 study, and other more recent ones, point to the warming of the planet and the presence of CO2, a gas indispensable to plant life. CO2 is nature’s fertilizer, bathing the biota with its life-giving nutrients.

How is it that idiots like this have jobs. I suppose they’re entertaining in a way, but I don’t think that’s what they’re paid for.

This twit would be the one saying that someone who had a consciousness-destroying stroke and got really fat was much better off.

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