The Independent in 2015: The climate change paradox: Rainforests are being felled… but the world is getting greener

The climate change paradox: Rainforests are being felled… but the world is getting greener:

The net increase in vegetation is so substantial that the world’s trees and other plants store 4 billion tonnes more carbon today than they did in 2003, according to a study by the University of New South Wales and Australian National University.

One of the most surprising findings was that Australia is greener today that it was a decade ago. This is despite ongoing land clearing, urbanisation and the recent droughts in some parts of the country.

H/t reader kevin a.

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