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Earth is improving due to human impact




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Today is Earth Day, and everyone is going green — even Mother Nature!

Research published in Nature says the earth has gotten greener in the past two decades.

Scientists from #Australia, #Amsterdam and #China studied #vegetation over the past two decades and found that while tropical #forests have declined, that loss was made up by increases in mixed forests and tropical #savannahs and #shrublands.

Since 2003, forests in #Russia and #China have expanded and tropical #deforestation has declined, the report says, adding that the savannahs of northern #Australia and southern #Africa have also shown an increase in aboveground #biomass #carbon (basically, plant matter).

The loss of the #rainforest is still something to be concerned about, the scientists said. But the increase in overall vegetation could help counteract #climate change, since plants absorb the #carbon dioxide that is released into the air via #fossil #fuels.

Yay for good ol’ Mother Nature!

#Science vs #Environmentalism #humanity #industry #planet #terraforming #improvement #infrastructure #EarthDay #reality #NoGreen

It's Earth Day — and climate change or not, the planet is still getting greener

New forests and shrublands make up for any decline in tropical rain forests and counteract fossil fuels, scientists say.
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