Enhanced levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide are a likely key driver of global dryland greening, according to a new paper. After analyzing 45 studies from eight countries, researchers concluded the greening likely stems from the impact of rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide on plant water savings and consequent increases in available soil water.Plants "eat" CO2 like candy and thrive in a greenhouse, apparently including one created by CO2. Perhaps the teeth-gnashing and doom-saying about CO2 has been overdone? Gaia has tricks up her sleeve we haven't yet dreamed of.
See the complete findings at Scientific Reports 2016; 6: 20716 DOI: 10.1038/srep 20716. Hat tips to Lucianne.com and WattsUpWithThat for the link.