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Dr. Socially Liberal Fiscally Conservative Vermin
31st March 15, 01:26 PM
Our global analysis shows losses of vegetation in many regions, particularly at the frontiers of deforestation in the tropics of South America and Southeast Asia.

As expected, the greatest declines have been in the so-called “Arc of Deforestation” on the southeastern edge of the vast Amazon forests. In Southeast Asia we found the most widespread declines in the Indonesian provinces of Sumatra and Kalimantan - the Indonesian part of Borneo.

However, we found that these rainforest losses have been offset by increases in biomass in other parts of the world.

For example, forests have spontaneously regrown on farmland abandoned after the fall of communism in Russia and neighbouring countries, while large-scale tree planting projects in China have measurably added to the global biomass. This roughly offset half of the carbon loss by tropical deforestation.

We also found unexpectedly large vegetation increases in savannas and shrublands of Australia, Africa, and South America. Previous analyses have focused on closed forests and did not measure this increase.

Full IFL article (http://www.iflscience.com/environment/despite-decades-deforestation-earth-getting-greener)

Nature Climate Change article - Recent reversal in loss of global terrestrial biomass (http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nclimate2581.html)

Another stick for half-wits to beat hippies with...

Dr. Socially Liberal Fiscally Conservative Vermin
31st March 15, 02:23 PM
Oh yeah and 1/4 wits

Dr. Socially Liberal Fiscally Conservative Vermin
31st March 15, 02:31 PM
I rest my case

Syntactical Disruptorize
31st March 15, 09:00 PM
I rest my case

Does that mean you shut up now?

Dr. Socially Liberal Fiscally Conservative Vermin
1st April 15, 05:10 AM
You should be so lucky!

6th April 15, 09:37 AM
So we are supposed to be okay with hacking down the rainforest because the Chinese are planting trees they are going to hack down in a couple of decades ?
Ya, right !

28th April 15, 12:49 PM

This is the face of global warming. Remember, all of this footage is shot within a few hours of the biggest polluter on the planet.