Since 1981 74% Of The Globe Greened And Crop Production Swelled By 95% Due To Rising CO2, Warming

In two new papers (Chen et al., 2019Gao et al., 2019), scientists identify an expansive greening trend for nearly 3/4ths of the globe’s land area as well as a 12.4% carbon sink increase, a 39% crop yield increase, and a 95% crop production increase since the early 1980s. The scientists attribute these trends to climate warming and rising CO2 concentrations.

Image Source: Chen et al., 2019

Image Source: Gao et al., 2019

6 responses to “Since 1981 746 Of The Globe Greened And Crop Production Swelled By 956 Due To Rising CO2, Warming”

  1. ColA

    Off topic sorry – but important!


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  2. drumphish

    The leaves are not green, they’re brown, yellow, red. It is the end of the season, all over. No more photosynthesis until next spring when it all begins anew emerging from the bleak winter months. Old Man Winter is here, the temps are below normal and it is all downhill from here.

    You have to have increased crop production, there are three billion more people alive today than in 1980.

    In 1962, 25 to 40 bushel per acre wheat was a good yield with a lot of noxious plants in the fields reducing yields. The pigeon grass went into the screenings bin, then sold for feed.

    Today, with better ag practices, 95 bushel is attained under optimal growth conditions.

    The carrying capacity of the Great Plains, the land as a resource, was not as great one hundred years ago as it is today. Hay crops from Nebraska to Colorado into Kansas make for better use of what is there, the yield of what the land can produce is augmented by agriculture, farming and ranching.

    You get more. You have to, people will starve if yields don’t increase.

    60 million American bison were replaced by cattle, sheep, hogs, chickens, geese, ducks from Alberta to Texas, California to Iowa, agriculture produces huge yields.

    Wyoming has the ruts of the Oregon Trail, they’re still there, about all there is to Wyoming. Not really, just kidding. The Powder River Basin has coal until the cows come home. The Union Pacific is busy hauling coal to power plants, have a double mainline, empty trains moving back to the coal mines, full trains moving east to Omaha. Wyoming coal does burn hotter.

    The BNSF hauled more then 35,000 cars last week. The Union Pacific, probably about the same.

    Gotta gear up for winter, coal will be mined, shipped and burned to produce electricity. Better than being in the dark freezing to death.

    Wind turbines don’t operate at minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit, so they are useless under extreme cold. Can’t depend upon them at all.

    All you have to do to coal is start in on fire, it’ll burn. Build a boiler and a power plant, you’re good for all winter.

    Don’t fret, still plenty of buffalo out there on ranches dotted hither and yon.

    Worry more about the birds, meadowlarks are far and few between these days, the same for partridge and grouse. Pheasants are doing okay.

  3. John F. Hultquist


    meadow → wheat field → no larks

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