Category: Ranga Myneni

The Earth is greening! The Earth is greening!

The Northwoods Rivers News (subscription required) Ranga Myneni, College of Arts & Sciences Proponents of human-driven climate change – those who believe the Earth is catastrophically warming largely because of human greenhouse gas emissions – have often predicted dire events that will destabilize the world and cause human suffering: rising sea levels, historically extreme storms, […]

Study: Increase In CO2 Is Literally Making The Earth Greener

The Daily Caller Ranga Myneni, College of Arts & Sciences Rising carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are causing an explosion in plant growth, according to a huge scientific study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change… Expert quote: “We were able to tie the greening largely to the fertilizing effect of the rising atmospheric CO2 […]

Green Heart of Africa Turning Brown

Environment News Service Ranga Myneni, College of Arts & Sciences Africa’s Congo rainforest, the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, has lost its much greenness over the past decade, a new analysis of satellite data shows… Expert quote: “Previous research used the satellite-measured vegetation greenness to investigate the effects of two severe short-term droughts in […]

Canada’s north greening as world gets warmer

GlobalPost Ranga Myneni, College of Arts & Sciences The northern part of the world is going green according to a new study… Expert quote: “Higher northern latitudes are getting warmer, arctic sea ice and the duration of snow cover are diminishing, the growing season is getting longer and plants are growing more.” View full article

Some Resilience Seen in Northern and Tropical Flora in a Warming Climate

New York Times Ranga Myneni, College of Arts & Sciences Separate comprehensive studies published in the last couple of days in Nature Climate Change and Nature Geoscience find that from the northern tundra to the tropical forests, plant communities are showing substantial capacity to tolerate global warming… Expert quote: “Higher northern latitudes are getting warmer, […]

Amplified Greenhouse Effect Shifts North’s Growing Seasons

Science News Ranga Myneni, College of Arts & Sciences Vegetation growth at Earth’s northern latitudes increasingly resembles lusher latitudes to the south, according to a NASA-funded study based on a 30-year record of land surface and newly improved satellite data sets… Expert quote: “Higher northern latitudes are getting warmer, Arctic sea ice and the duration […]