Article: The Planet Now Has More Trees Than It Did 35 Years Ago. I wonder how many people have ever heard the term "reforestation."?
Excerpt in update.
Despite ongoing deforestation, fires, drought-induced die-offs, and insect outbreaks, the world's tree cover actually increased by 2.24 million square kilometers—an area the size of Texas and Alaska combined—over the past 35 years, finds a paper published in the journal Nature.
The authors note these numbers "contradict" data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization,
- Anonymous4 weeks agoFavorite Answer
the right side is growing more than the left side. That's a net gain.
- 4 weeks ago
no i like tree's slash and burn practices need to stop
- DaroLv 74 weeks ago
Not only that but America (the evil dynasty) is near the top of the "green warriors" crusade.
"In reality, Western Civilization is doing remarkably well environmentally. Consider the United States. We not only currently have our planet’s fourth-largest collection of forests, “comprising eight percent of the world’s forests, or about 300 million hectares,” wrote Wide Open Spaces in 2015, but also more trees now than we had 100 years ago. In fact, the Earth in general has more trees than it did 35 years ago, largely due to gains in Europe and North America."
- JimZLv 74 weeks ago
A funny thing happens when you cut down a tree. Usually another takes its place. As someone that grew up in the forest, the number of trees isn't the best gauge IMO to healthy forests. Too many trees is a problem in many places. When there are too many, the trees can be crowded in, weak and disease ridden and are prone to fires.
Much of the deforestation of pristine rain forest can be laid at the feet of idiot alarmists. They have created the incentives more than anything else for bio-fuels and palm oil. Will they take the blame? Of course not. They are too busy patting themselves on the back for saving the planet.
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- 4 weeks ago
At the time of the dinosaurs CO2 levels were at 5000 ppm compared with today's 400 ppm. Dinos and the 97% of the plant life from that time could not survive @ 400 ppm, why, because the current rate is just above the plant starvation level of 200 ppm.
Photosynthesis, ends at 150 ppm.
The size of these dinos and the amount of plant consumption, which is tons/day would mean one of them could out eat and out fart a whole herd of beef. It wasn't CO2 and global warming that ended their rein but a galactic source. In fact the 5 Earth extinction events were caused by ice ages, not warming or burning to a crisp.
- A Yahoo UserLv 74 weeks ago
Good! Hopefully it will continue to improve.