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Climate changes making planet greener
CNN ^ | Thursday, June 5, 2003 | Richard Stenger

Posted on 06/05/2003 12:56:13 PM PDT by Forseti

Edited on 04/29/2004 2:02:39 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The overall plant bulk went up about 6 percent over much of the planet, with spikes in the tropics and high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere accounting for 80 percent of the gains, researchers said.

The years since 1980 included two of the warmest decades on record, producing changes that have boosted growth ingredients in regions where they might otherwise have been scarce.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globalwarming
You know, they're called GREEN houses for a reason. Does this mean that we can start referring to environmentalists as anti-rainforest?

This is my first time posting an article, please be gentle.

1 posted on 06/05/2003 12:56:13 PM PDT by Forseti
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To: Forseti
Well isn't that a bitch, and here I thought that all the global warming was cooking us alive.

Turns out that it (if there really IS global warming) is pumping more oxygen into the air so I can breathe better.

Keep those cars running folks.
2 posted on 06/05/2003 12:59:13 PM PDT by Bikers4Bush
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To: Forseti
What this means is; everything's going to be OK.
3 posted on 06/05/2003 12:59:23 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Forseti
SUVs For Life
More green = more animals
Its a win win situation
4 posted on 06/05/2003 12:59:54 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Forseti
This is my first time posting an article, please be gentle.


Welcome!
5 posted on 06/05/2003 1:02:01 PM PDT by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus, Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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To: Forseti
Does this mean that we can start referring to environmentalists as anti-rainforest?

Sounds good to me.

6 posted on 06/05/2003 1:02:32 PM PDT by randog (Everything works great 'til the current flows.)
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To: Forseti
Trees are cool
7 posted on 06/05/2003 1:06:42 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: Forseti
The years since 1980 included two of the warmest decades on record...

Going back what? 200 years? And the planet is how old? And it has been how long since the last Ice Age?

Talk about cherry-picking your data.

8 posted on 06/05/2003 1:09:56 PM PDT by Reelect President Dubya
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To: Forseti
The three ingredients necessary for life as we know it are water, heat, and carbon.

Global warming increases all three.

If it were true that humans were causing it, animals should be so full of gratitude, they should volunteer to let us eat them. (Hell, we're going to do it anyway.)

9 posted on 06/05/2003 1:11:35 PM PDT by dead
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To: Forseti
Already posted here.
10 posted on 06/05/2003 1:13:14 PM PDT by RoughDobermann
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To: Forseti
Reality check: for the past 150 years, we have been comming out of a little ice age. Temperatures are still lower than they were from 800-1300.
11 posted on 06/05/2003 1:26:29 PM PDT by rmlew ("Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.")
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To: dead
No doubt Global warming has some benefits. What we don't want though is a hole in the Ozone layer. I've been to the south island of New Zealand and the atmosphere is so thin there that the light is like daggers in your eyes. CO2 yes, CFS's no.
12 posted on 06/05/2003 1:56:19 PM PDT by ellhow
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To: Forseti
Bump
Good first post J
13 posted on 06/05/2003 1:58:11 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (http://www.ourgangnet.net)
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To: Forseti
Welcome to FR!
14 posted on 06/05/2003 2:03:00 PM PDT by chance33_98 (www.hannahmore.com -- Shepherd Of Salisbury Plain is online, more to come! (my website))
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To: Forseti
Excellent post.

I think I'll barbecue some dead cow in celebration of the forthcoming food glut. Aussie-ally wine ought to go well with that.
15 posted on 06/05/2003 2:31:33 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Tax & Spend Democrats HARM the economy; Buchananite Protectionists would DESTROY it.)
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To: rmlew
Actually, aren't we STILL in an ice age? Large portions of the planet are ice-bound year round.

What gets me is that if this planet swerved off its orbit by some tiny fraction of a percent, we would either cook (if closer to sun) or freeze (if further away). What's the government going to do about that?
16 posted on 06/05/2003 2:41:24 PM PDT by johnb838 (Understand the root causes of American Anger.)
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To: Forseti
Palm trees in Ireland:


17 posted on 06/05/2003 2:45:19 PM PDT by jpthomas
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To: ellhow
It's CFC's, not CFS's; in any case, your eyes can't record the difference in ozone levels and UVA or UVB transmitted through the layer.
18 posted on 06/05/2003 4:00:15 PM PDT by Old Professer
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To: RoughDobermann
Sorry, didn't see it when I posted. My apologies.
19 posted on 06/05/2003 4:35:10 PM PDT by Forseti
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To: Forseti
"The Earth has become significantly greener over the past two decades, the result of climate changes that have furnished plants with more heat, light, water and carbon dioxide, according to a new Science magazine report."
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Paging Al Gore...

I can see how this would upset the environmentalists. (/sarcasm)

Or is this more proof that the so-called environmentalists couldn't care less about the environment, they just want to kill industry and capitalist economy.
20 posted on 06/05/2003 4:58:06 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: Forseti
Good article, thanks for posting it.
21 posted on 06/05/2003 4:59:14 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: Forseti
The Earth has become significantly greener over the past two decades

Great! I'm already cutting my lawn twice a week.

22 posted on 06/05/2003 5:51:48 PM PDT by germanicus
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To: rmlew
"Reality check: for the past 150 years, we have been comming out of a little ice age. Temperatures are still lower than they were from 800-1300. "

Great a few more degrees and we will enter the dark ages.

23 posted on 06/05/2003 6:12:43 PM PDT by DannyTN (Note left on my door by a pack of neighborhood dogs.)
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To: Forseti
No problem at all. We were close in post times. We've all done it! Welcome to FreeRepublic!
24 posted on 06/05/2003 8:39:05 PM PDT by RoughDobermann
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To: johnb838
Actually, aren't we STILL in an ice age? Large portions of the planet are ice-bound year round.
Nope. In the last great ice age, the ice sheets carved out the Great Lakes and reached Long Island.

What gets me is that if this planet swerved off its orbit by some tiny fraction of a percent, we would either cook (if closer to sun) or freeze (if further away). What's the government going to do about that?
Nothing.

25 posted on 06/05/2003 11:03:15 PM PDT by rmlew ("Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.")
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To: DannyTN
Great a few more degrees and we will enter the dark ages.

if by that you mean grapevines growing wild in Ireland and Nova Scotia, that would be fine.
26 posted on 06/05/2003 11:04:56 PM PDT by rmlew ("Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.")
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To: Forseti
it's always nice to read a "pro-life" post. Maybe we need to expand the abortion industry to include plant life.
27 posted on 06/06/2003 6:08:28 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: rmlew
"if by that (we will enter the dark ages) you mean grapevines growing wild in Ireland and Nova Scotia, that would be fine."

By that, I meant a period compatible with 800-1200 where man is in continual war (perhaps temperature induced anger) and the Muslims attempt to destroy or capture any civilization except there own. (Seems like that has already started). And mankind doesn't advance because Christians are too consumed trying to contain the Muslim threat (Seems like that has already started too.)

Grapevines growing wild does sound sort of nice. Maybe I should move north.

28 posted on 06/06/2003 8:51:51 AM PDT by DannyTN (Note left on my door by a pack of neighborhood dogs.)
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To: rmlew
It's already happening in Europe. And civilization seems to have shifted to lower latitudes and the subtropics. Recall the guilded societies of China, Mali, Arabia, India, and Mesoamerica. Look at today's progress in southern Africa, Latin America, India, Israel, the Philippines, and--most of all, as always--the United States of America. Europe, along with a few dictatorial regimes, are regressing.
29 posted on 06/06/2003 9:02:29 AM PDT by dufekin (Peace HAS COME AT LONG LAST to the tortured people of Iraq!)
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To: dufekin
You have it backwards.
the Warm period of the 800-1300 say civilization move north with Northern Europe flourishing.
30 posted on 06/07/2003 3:19:57 PM PDT by rmlew ("Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.")
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