‘Global Warming’ is Making Africa Greener Again

The ASU study shows that the West African Sahel –the semiarid band just south of the Sahara desert that spans the entire African continent from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea – has been steadily “regreening” since the severe droughts of the 1970s and 1980s which killed more than 100,000 people. Now, thanks to extra CO2, the ecology has massively improved and the quality of life for humans and beasts steps up.

Among the reasons for the “regreening” are increased rainfall, that is one of the many beneficial effects of increased atmospheric CO2. Yes, it turns out CO2 is plant food! So, plant growth and the ingenuity of farmers in this harsh, marginal region has made a complete turn-around.

Climate Alarmists have long been aware of these beneficial side effects of “global warming” – see, for example, this report from 2011 by the Global Warming Policy Foundation called The Sahel Is Greening.

But climate alarmists have fiercely resisted this good news because it totally flies in the face of their doomsday narrative that “climate change” is making everything worse. They love to predict that third world regions like sub-Saharan Africa, human beings are quite incapable of adapting to cope with it. Surprise! Humans can make a difference, and not through draconian rules and taxes.

That wailing and screeching you hear in the distance comes from the Soros-funded climate alarmist attack website DE Smog. Good news for the earth is bad news for them. After The Sahel Is Greening report, it hurried out a furious, pseudo-erudite rebuttal drawing on all its favorite alarmist sources.

It quoted a briefing paper by one of its greenie chums suggesting that ‘any greening of the Sahel and Sahara in the near future will eventually be reversed.‘

This led to its deliciously petulant conclusion: “The greening is unreliable. It is thus hardly an encouraging example of a ‘positive impact’ from global warming.”

In other words: ignore the good things that have definitely happened, and concentrate on the bad things that might theoretically happen if the scary computer models turn out to be accurate.

Source: Climate Change Dispatch

That is the goal of the left – always hope for the worst. Don’t ever let anything be positive, good or a problem solved.

Exhale With Pride!





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