Save The Forests! Pump Out More Carbon Dioxide

Posted on Wed 02/03/2010 by


By Andrew Bolt

That deceitfully named “carbon pollution” – actually just carbon dioxide – turns out to be wonderful for greening the planet:

However, a new study to be published the week of Feb. 1 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found evidence that forests in the Eastern United States are growing faster than they have in the past 225 years. The study offers a rare look at how an ecosystem is responding to climate change…

“We made a list of reasons these forests could be growing faster and then ruled half of them out,” said Parker. The ones that remained included increased temperature, a longer growing season and increased levels of atmospheric CO2.

Shouldn’t greens love anything that gives us more and healthier forests?

(Via Watts Up With That.)

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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