Africa is becoming greener, faster, according to the latest data, surpassing by far the trees cut down for fuel and housing. One more inconvenient truth from The Green Blob.
In Africa, a fight is happening. On one side natural forces are making the continent greener, and on the other, people are removing trees and bushes from the continent.
In densely populated regions, people are cutting down trees and forests, but elsewhere, where human populations are more thinly spread, bushes and scrub vegetation are thriving.
Now, scientists have quantified for the first time how vegetation across the continent has changed in the past 20 years.
Thirty six per cent of the continent has become greener, while 11 per cent is becoming less green. […]
Higher atmospheric CO2, along with warm weather, is a boon to vegetation. Just in time for the expected withdrawal from the Paris scam of Obama’s, The Daily Telegraph reports:
Donald Trump has not yet given his decision on whether the US will recommit to the Paris deal
An academic tipped to be President Donald Trump’s White House Science Adviser has called for the United States to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
Professor William Happer, a Princeton physicist, told The Telegraph in an interview: “I hope he will. Our friends in Europe wanted it so everybody had to sign up but it’s a complete waste.
“There are diverging opinions in the Trump administration, what to do about climate change in particular. I hope he will withdraw.
“It (the Paris agreement) is not going to hurt the environmentalists, it’s going to hurt people in Asia and Africa and I think it’s profoundly immoral. What people there need is electricity you can afford. Prosperity, what’s wrong with that? This is an example of human folly.”
His comments came as Mr Trump said he would decide this week whether to withdraw the US from the 2015 agreement which has been signed by nearly 200 countries…
(H/T Greenie Watch)