Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Never mind the doom-mongers! Earth is greener than 10 years ago:

Total amount of vegetation found to have increased significantly over past decadeIncrease calculated between 2003 and 2012 by an authoritative study

Tropical jungles are still disappearing but tree growth is strong elsewhere

By Ben Spencer

For years we have been told mankind is destroying the planet, felling trees and systematically ripping up forests.
So it may be a surprise to some that Earth is actually greener today than it was a decade ago.

In an authoritative new study, scientists have calculated that the total vegetation on the planet increased substantially between 2003 and 2012.

While tropical jungles are still disappearing – felled for timber and to make way for cattle pasture – tree growth elsewhere has outstripped the loss...

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