Nuggets of Wisdom

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Earth Is Getting Greener And Cleaner

Earth Day 2013 by BlazeHart96

Happy Earth Day, every one! Today is often relegated as a day of mourning over how mankind has made the planet worse through our mere existence. This Earth Day, I propose that we take time to celebrate how we as a species have actually made the world better through our sovereign dominion over it.

For example, while tree-hugging envirowackos often bemoan how fossil fuels have made the air and water dirtier, the truth is that the planet has become cleaner because of their use:

Also, contrary to the doom-and-gloom environmentalist narrative, the world has actually becoming much cleaner and greener within recent year, as Rare reports:
Research published in Nature says the earth has gotten greener in the past two decades.

Scientists from Australia, Amsterdam and China studied vegetation over the past two decades and found that while tropical forests have declined, that loss was made up by increases in mixed forests and tropical savannahs and shrublands.

Since 2003, forests in Russia and China have expanded and tropical deforestation has declined, the report says, adding that the savannahs of northern Australia and southern Africa have also shown an increase in aboveground biomass carbon (basically, plant matter).

The loss of the rainforest is still something to be concerned about, the scientists said. But the increase in overall vegetation could help counteract climate change, since plants absorb the carbon dioxide that is released into the air via fossil fuels.