Scientists Say Increase In Vegetation In The World’s Desert Regions Is Most Likely Caused By High Levels of Carbon Dioxide

argylesock says… People should read the concluding sentence of this report before assuming that it’s good news.

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Dramatic rise in plant growth in world’s deserts could be down to rising C02 levels

  • Researchers studied satellite images between 1982 and 2010
  • Regions which have seen a rise in plant growth include Africa, the Middle East and the Australian outback
  • Carbon dioxide acts as an insulator and causes temperatures to rise but it also vital for plant growth


Scientists believe a rise in carbon dioxide levels have increased the amount of vegetation in some parts of the world.

After studying satellite images taken between 1982 and 2010, researchers found there has been a dramatic rise in plant growth in the world’s most driest regions including parts of Africa, North America, the Middle East and the Australian outback.

The research was carried out by Randall Donohue and his team at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Canberra, Australia.

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I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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