The Arctic is now greener than it was in 1984
This was entirely predictable from the higher levels of CO2 now in the atmosphere. We have seen the same in the Sahel, a near-equatorial desert region. The whole world is benefiting from the fertilizing effects of more CO2 in the atmosphere. Its negative effects are just an unsupported theory. So says Dr John Ray, from Greenie Watch.
That’s what I keep saying too, Doc.
Note that a whopping 30 per cent cut in man-made CO2 emissions during the Great Depression didn’t even cause a 1 ppm drop in the atmosphere’s CO2. You will see here that there was in fact a steady rise in atmospheric CO2 during that period –from 1930 to 1940. Thus it is impossible to assert that the increase in atmospheric CO2 stems from human burning of fossil fuels.
High CO2 is a GOOD thing. The positive effects are visible and the negative effects cannot be found
What was once Arctic tundra in the cold plains of North America is now blooming, new Nasa images have revealed.
Researchers analysed 87,000 images taken between 1984 and 2012 by Landsat satellites in the most detailed look yet at plant life across Alaska and Canada.
It found the northern reaches of North America are getting greener, and almost a third of the land cover – much of it Arctic tundra – is looking more like landscapes found in warmer ecosystems.
The images is created from an analysis of 87,000 images taken between 1984 and 2012 by Landsat satellites.
It shows the greening trend of the region, with areas that have become green shown in green, and the diminishing brown tunda in brown.
Scientists have observed grassy tundras changing to scrublands, and shrub growing bigger and denser
Read the rest at the link. Along with the greening of the Sahel, improved crop yields using less moisture, the greening is a new kind of denial of the ‘Green’ religion.
At present, Hudson Bay is still mainly iced over. It’s not going to warm there for weeks still. It’s a disaster!
Due to very cold temperatures, there is almost no melting going on in the Arctic.