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Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - 10:24
Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth'
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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.

According to a Professor Ranga Myneni from Boston University, extra tree growth would not compensate for global warming, rising sea levels, melting glaciers, ocean acidification, the loss of Arctic sea ice, and the prediction of more severe tropical storms.

However, climate sceptics argue the findings show that the extra CO2 is actually benefiting the planet.

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