Images gathered by NASA show an increase in foliage in China and India.
The greening effect is mainly due to ambitious tree-planting in China and intensive farming in both countries.
But don’t celebrate just yet. Researchers warn while extra vegetation may help slow climate change, this will be offset by rising temperatures.
- Bob Ward is the Policy Director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change.
- Dr. Sweta Chakraborty is a risk and behavioral scientist.
- David Livingston is the Deputy Director for climate and advanced energy at the Atlantic Council.
- Myron Ebell is the Director of the Center for Energy and Environment with the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
The Earth is facing a climate crisis, but it's also getting greener and leafier. According to new research, the rise is largely courtesy of China and India. https://t.co/JrBg1YPERy
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As we race toward an era of water shortage, wildfire, sea-level rise, and extreme weather, we are left to wonder: How do we confront the apocalyptic possibilities of climate change? https://t.co/Xnvb8G55vp pic.twitter.com/WrySX53TJs
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) March 7, 2019