Saturday, March 26, 2011

What?!? More CO2 & global warming are good for plants?!?

Chinese scientists have discovered that global vegetation has 'generally increased' since satellite measurements began in 1981, which might lead to the shocking possibility that more CO2 pollution and global warming are good for plants.
Full paper available here. The leaf-area index (LAI) is a satellite measure of the efficiency of photosynthesis or the health of vegetation. This data needs to be adjusted because top climate scientists know global warming and CO2 pollution are bad for plants.
Perhaps this explains why commercial hothouse operators pay for systems to increase CO2 levels to 3-4 times the atmospheric level to make plants grow up to 50% faster.

Related: CO2 is the magic gas that makes plants grow.

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