This image made available by NASA on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 shows an artist's rendering of a solar storm hitting the planet Mars and stripping ions from the planet's upper atmosphere. NASA's Mars-orbiting Maven spacecraft has discovered that the sun robbed the red planet of its once-thick atmosphere and water. On Thursday, scientists reported that even today, the solar wind is stripping away about 100 grams of atmospheric gas every second. (Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA via AP)

Study Shows Warmer Planet Means More Plants, Less Hunger

Last week I wrote about the “shocking” study that revealed melting artic ice was leading to the natural formation of numerous melt ponds that were bringing nutrients and life-sustaining minerals to the region’s animal population. In other words, if global warming is real, rather than some cataclysmic reality that will render our planet uninhabitable, it’s actually proving to be a natural benefit to arctic life.

And how we know that it’s not just those animals north of the arctic circle that could use a few degrees warmer – it’s all of us.

A new study published in the highly influential journal Nature suggests rising global temperatures during the 19th and 20th centuries may be linked to greater plant photosynthesis.

In case you’ve forgotten your 6th grade science curriculum, photosynthesis is the process by which plants use sunlight to transform carbon dioxide into carbohydrates. Those carbs provide the energy for the plant to produce oxygen.

You like oxygen. I like oxygen. Anything that contributes to making more of it is a net good for all of us humans and animals. And that’s why this story is such good news for us, and bad news for the global warming alarmist cult.

As it turns out, the more healthy and happy plants there are, the more oxygen-rich our atmosphere becomes. And one thing that seems to make plants healthy and happy is carbon dioxide. There’s more:

[M]ore carbon dioxide, which is being produced by humans at record levels, has improved plant growth, which in turn improves food production for humans and animals.

“The rising CO2 level stimulates crops yields,” said lead researcher Elliott Campbell, a professor at UC Merced.

Campbell said the evidence shows “a fundamental shift in the Earth’s plants” and that “global plant growth should be a central goal for the human race.”

Undoubtedly mindful of the fact that their research funding could be yanked by the Grand Elders of “science” for violating the accepted dogma of global warming hysteria, the authors of the study quickly pointed out that despite the fact that warming seems to be really good for life on the planet, it could still flood and get hot and stuff.

Of course, that was conjecture and guessing. As was the unfounded assumption they operated from that purports human beings are responsible for the increase in global temperatures instead of something like the giant ball of burning gas in the sky.

In the end, the only actual “science” in their study revealed this lone fact: warmer temperatures leads to more plants and food.

Only in the convoluted mind of a devoted disciple of the Warmer cult could that be construed as bad news.

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