Hirunews Logo
Rise+in+CO2+has+%27greened+Planet+Earth%27
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 - 10:24
Rise in CO2 has 'greened Planet Earth'
17

Shares
2,041

Views

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.

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
492 Views
31 Views
1,746 Views
39,126 Views
2,442 Views
40,473 Views
Top