- Jan 3, 2014
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Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth'
Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth' - BBC News
Carbon dioxide emissions from industrial society have driven a huge growth in trees and other plants.
A new study says that if the extra green leaves prompted by rising CO2 levels were laid in a carpet, it would cover twice the continental USA.
Climate sceptics argue the findings show that the extra CO2 is actually benefiting the planet.
But the researchers say the fertilisation effect diminishes over time.
They warn the positives of CO2 are likely to be outweighed by the negatives.
So they say that the positive effects get less better over time. OK. We'll just take the good and not expect it to get that much better than now but not go back to the bad old days.
Those negative effects though.. those would be the ones which show no signs of actually happening....