Rising carbon dioxide is making the Earth GREENER: Extra plant growth caused by greenhouse gases could cover the USA twice

Rising carbon dioxide is making the Earth GREENER: Extra plant growth caused by greenhouse gases could cover the USA twice

The pumping of excessive carbon dioxide into the atmosphere has widely been presented as setting our planet on a path towards disaster. But a new study has revealed rising levels of the greenhouse gas due to humanity’s actions is actually having a surprising side-effect – it is making the Earth greener. Satellite data gathered over 33 years has shown there has been a ‘persistent and widespread increase’ in the growing season of plants.

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