From the “I told you CO2 was a plant food” stable comes this story:
“Analysis of 20 years of satellite data has revealed the total amount of vegetation globally has increased by almost the equivalent of 4 billion tonnes of carbon since 2003. This is despite ongoing large-scale deforestation in the tropics. ,… we found unexpectedly large vegetation increases in the savannahs of southern Africa and northern Australia. The increase in Australia occurred despite ongoing land clearing, urbanisation, and big droughts across other parts of Australia. … The main cause of this strong growth over the savannahs came from higher rainfall, particularly in recent years, although higher levels of CO2 in the atmosphere may have helped plants there to grow more vigorously. ” (Link)
Thought you’d be interested to read that, in January, 2011, the Australian Government’s Climate Change Department admitted that C02 rises followed increases in temperature, with a lag of about 800 years. This is the opposite of what Al Gore proposed in his infamous “An Inconvenient Truth” video. Search http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/142904/20130920-1151/climatechange.gov.au/node/1422.html .
On page 32 of the pdf: “…Ice core studies have shown that during past ice ages CO2 levels only started to rise about 800 years after the initial temperature increase. This is because it takes about 800 years for ocean processes to transfer the initial temperature rise to an increase in atmospheric CO2.” From the horse’s mouth. The article also acknowledges that, when the Sun goes quiet, the earth cools. The department removed the file early this year after it was given publicity.
This is the biggest news since James Lovelock recanted his alarmism and the Australian Climate Change Commissioner, Tim Flannery, admitted that cutting all C02 emissions would not change the world’s temperature for about a thousand years.
Brian Wilshire Radio 2GB-873AM Sydney.