Good news: Africa has become greener in the last 20 years – CO2 listed as a cause

Watts Up With That?

From the “blame CO2” department:

Despite climate change and a growing population, Africa has become greener over the past 20 years, shows new study.

By: Kristian Sjøgren -ScienceNordic

In Africa, a fight is happening. On one side natural forces are making the continent greener, and on the other, people are removing trees and bushes from the continent.

In densely populated regions, people are cutting down trees and forests, but elsewhere, where human populations are more thinly spread, bushes and scrub vegetation are thriving.

Now, scientists have quantified for the first time how vegetation across the continent has changed in the past 20 years.

Thirty six per cent of the continent has become greener, while 11 per cent is becoming less green.

The results show that not all is lost for Africa’s nature, say the scientists behind the new research.

“Our results are both positive and negative. Of course it’s not…

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