Source: Greening Earth: Spatial patterns,
by Prof. Ranga B. Myneni, Boston U. (2015)

Greening Earth: spatial patterns (map)

“...white is no vegetation or barren and grey is where the data does not show a statistically significant greening or browning.”   –Prof. Myneni (private communication)

1. Sahara Desert Greening Due to Climate Change?, by James Owen, National Geographic News, July 31, 2009 (or here; was here)
2. (& video)
3. (and paper & excerpt)
4. (or here; was here)
5. Smithsonian Magazine noticed, “These landscapes are really being transformed”
10. Bastin, F-L., et al., 2017. The extent of forest in dryland biomes. Science 356, 635-638.
11. Zu, Z., et al., 2016. Greening of the Earth and its drivers. Nature Climate Change 6, 791-795.
12. (or on ScienceDaily)
14. O'Sullivan et al, 2019. Have synergies between nitrogen deposition and atmospheric CO2 driven the recent enhancement of the terrestrial carbon sink? Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 33, 163-180.
15. Brandt et al, 2017. Human population growth offsets climate-driven increase in woody vegetation in sub-Saharan Africa. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 0081.
16. Chen et al, 2019. China and India lead in greening of the world through land-use management. Nat Sustain 2, 122-129.
17. Winkler, AJ, et al, 2019. Earth system models underestimate carbon fixation by plants in the high latitudes. Nature Communications 10, Article number: 885 (2019).
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