Carbon dioxide emissions may be good for the rainforests, NASA study shows

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The people in China might be happy to know that their pollution may be saving the rainforests of the world.

Then again, some of them might be happy just to see the sun. But that’s another story.

This story is about a new study by NASA concerning carbon dioxide emissions.

A lot of global warming proponents say CO2 is killing Mother Earth, but the NASA study may show something else.

It now looks like carbon dioxide is a good thing for the tropical rainforests of the world.

In fact, the stats show the tropical trees are growing faster than anyone thought.

And they do it by absorbing around 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year, sort of like tropical sponges soaking up all those extra greenhouse gasses floating around the atmosphere.

But that’s not all. The NASA scientists estimate that when the rest of the tropical vegetation gets thrown in, the total soak up is about 2.7 billion tons of CO2. And that’s around 30 percent of all carbon dioxide created by humans every year.

This doesn’t mean China and the rest of the world can continue polluting the air we breathe, ‘cause if that happens, we may not be around to appreciate whatever tropical forests are left.

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