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File: 56c476c75c08a66⋯.jpg (1.41 MB, 1449x966, 3:2, Scientists Just Found Some….JPG)

 No.541348

Scientists looking at forest cover in some of the world’s driest places found something astounding — “lost” forests covering an area nearly seven times the size of Texas.

“We found new dryland forest on all inhabited continents, but mainly in sub-Saharan Africa, around the Mediterranean, central India, coastal Australia, western South America, northeastern Brazil, northern Colombia and Venezuela, and northern parts of the boreal forests in Canada and Russia,” biologists Andrew Lowe and Ben Sparrow wrote of their study, which had 28 other co-authors.

“In Africa, our study has doubled the amount of known dryland forest,” Lowe and Sparrow wrote in a recent oped for The Conversation detailing how they “found” millions of acres of “lost” forests not accounted for in previous research.

Lowe and Sparrow’s study found that 1.3 billion hectares of drylands with more than 10 percent tree cover in 2015, which is a 40 to 47 percent increase from previous estimates. Finding 1.2 billion acres of “missing” forests is equivalent to nearly seven Texases.

https://archive.fo/7G5c4

“This increases current estimates of global forest cover by at least 9%,” reads the study’s abstract. Lowe and Sparrow say the increase in forest cover means forests hold up to 20 percent more carbon dioxide than previously thought.

The co-authors say previous studies missed the vast amounts of forests on drylands because they were based off “older, low-resolution satellite images that did not include ground validation.” These forests also have relatively low tree density.

Patrick Michaels, a climate scientist at the libertarian Cato Institute, said the study reinforces the argument that man-made carbon dioxide emissions are causing global greening, in contrast to the global browning predicted by climate models.

“This may lead to a remarkable hypothesis — that one of the reasons the forested regions were undercounted in previous surveys (among other reasons) is that there wasn’t enough vegetation present to meet Bastin’s criterion for ‘forest,’ which is greater than 10% tree cover, and carbon dioxide and global warming changed that,” Michaels wrote in a blog post.

Lowe and Sparrow say climate models predict drylands to expand as human activities cause the Earth to warm, and argue dryland forests should be conserved to help fight global warming.

But previous studies suggest the same emissions scientists blame for global warming may also be increasing vegetation and tree cover through carbon dioxide “fertilization.”

A 2016 study by an international team of scientists found about half the Earth’s landmass showed “significant” greening while only 4 percent was browning.

“We were able to tie the greening largely to the fertilizing effect of rising atmospheric CO2 concentration by tasking several computer models to mimic plant growth observed in the satellite data,” Ranga Myneni, a study co-author, said in a statement.

That same study found that while climate models incorrectly predicted browning to occur in the western U.S., satellite observations showed widespread greening in the region.

https://archive.fo/RkZzq

http://dailycaller.com/2017/05/17/global-greening-scientists-find-lost-forests-the-size-of-seven-texases/

 No.541353

File: f54e9752ff2b8a9⋯.jpg (60.14 KB, 500x670, 50:67, 1440544102726.jpg)

>>541348

How does one miss millions of acres of forest?


 No.541355

>>541348

>Patrick Michaels, a climate scientist at the libertarian Cato Institute, said the study reinforces the argument that man-made carbon dioxide emissions are causing global greening, in contrast to the global browning predicted by climate models.

>More trees and more oxygen is somehow bad

I still haven't seen the data that proves global cooling global warming

CLIMATE CHANGE

is due to man's influence.


 No.541365

>>541353

Big scary lions and snakes I reckon.


 No.541371

>>541353

Intentionally skewing the facts probably


 No.541386

Daily reminder: In the 90s we were told we'd all be under six feet of seawater by the current year. Do you see any fish?


 No.541397

>found

>lost

>over 1 billion acres

>of trees

Wew lad.


 No.541399

>>541353

too busy cutting down forests that matter more to the ecosystem than caring about hidden acres of saplings


 No.541584

>>541353

are you blind

>The co-authors say previous studies missed the vast amounts of forests on drylands because they were based off “older, low-resolution satellite images that did not include ground validation.” These forests also have relatively low tree density.

>that one of the reasons the forested regions were undercounted in previous surveys (among other reasons) is that there wasn’t enough vegetation present to meet Bastin’s criterion for ‘forest,’ which is greater than 10% tree cover, and carbon dioxide and global warming changed that,” Michaels wrote in a blog post.


 No.541585

File: 3ae8b5e07952b00⋯.jpg (55.13 KB, 624x480, 13:10, IMG_0342.JPG)

1 Al gore is an idiot 2 climate scientists known about temp rising since the 1950 3 this is actually important because it updates models for climate 4 you can't find climate change facts because you're a moron if you can't find peer reviews of climate science, geology, histology, oceanography, and more


 No.541608

Man-made global greening is real. Leftists & fourth-wave environmentalist who deny global greening are now officially anti-nature and by extension anti-human.


 No.541616

The NATURAL ENVIRONMENT goes through many changes.

Animals die Forests burn

ASHES AND CINDERS give new birth to beautiful creations.

Life ebbs and flows.

The weak perish and the strong dominate.

It is not the sterile environment that the jews love

It is not safe and gentle for the commie scum

Anti-Climate Change is Anti-Nature.


 No.541995

Just remember everyone, if you have any kind of doubt about anything Al Gore ever told you, you are as bad as a cigarette salesman that pretends not to know about addiction and death.

That is what I see when analyzing the synopsis of "Merchants of Doubt."


 No.542004

>>541355

it doesn't matter if we have trees if there's no atmosphere


 No.542005

Photosynthesis stops working at 104f and tappers off above 68f.

http://sciencing.com/effect-temperature-rate-photosynthesis-19595.html


 No.542385

Grasslands are actually the largest absorbers of CO2,and those are growing like mad.

>>541353

By trying really really hard to ignore it because Qatar paid you $50,000.


 No.542386

>>542005

>68f

Thats 62 degrees above current global temp.

And it still wouldnt stop cyanobacteria, the #1 contributor by far.


 No.542393

>>542386

>62 degrees above current temp

Are you telling me that the current global temperature is 6 degrees Fahrenheit?


 No.542401

Why does Texas keep getting mentioned constantly? Why is Texas a unit of measurement all of a sudden? Am I living in a simulation?


 No.542405

>>542401

shut it oklahomo




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