We are often bombarded with fear-mongering and shocking headlines that make us feel that the world is falling apart.

However, while it’s important to report on problems and issues, I believe there is so much good in this world that it needs to be found and promoted just as widely.

Because of that, I started The Happy Broadcast. It's an anti-venom to the vitriolic rhetoric that pervades our media. Also, this year, I’ve illustrated even more happy news than in 2018.

We need more positive news to acknowledge that the world is actually getting better little by little.

More info: Instagram

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago

Child marriage should not be tolerated anywhere.

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When I'm working on The Happy Broadcast, I try to pick news that has an international appeal and touches themes like animal rights, climate change and science. News that shows how much we’re progressing on many fronts despite being often bombarded with few-mongering headlines.

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Ania O
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2 years ago

This should have way more upvotes!

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Marc
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2 years ago

Yet big parts of the Rainforest are burning these days...

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I think there are many reasons why negative news is dominating the media. It's like a sudden disaster a, it's more compelling than, for example, little improvements. Bad things can happen quickly, but good things aren’t built in a day, and as they unfold, they're out of sync with the news cycle.

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Nea
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2 years ago

This must make many people happy due to one act. Lovely initiative.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

I had read about this in the news earlier this year. Good job, mate!

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Marc
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2 years ago

Thank you Norway!

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As humans, we have this thing called “negative bias” that make us respond quicker to bad or dangerous situations. Nowadays, this bias is getting in the way of our happiness and well-being, and even our productivity because most of the narrative surrounding us (print, online or mobile) is that the “world is ending".

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Foxxy
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2 years ago

Wow, that is a huge rise. Fantastic efforts.

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Marc
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2 years ago

It is getting more and more common in some countries and supermarkets. Loose fruits and vegetables and also non-perfect ones. It's a good trend!

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More funding is needed for stem cell research. They have already discovered some incredible ways stem cells can help with paralysis and other movement disorders etc. Imagine what else they can discover.

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I think we should find a balance between negative and positive news. From politics to climate change and economy, negative and bad news surrounds us everywhere we go. A potential solution could be to limit the amount of bad news, basically slow down our personal news cycle, adding some positive news to our “news diet” to make sure that our outlook on the world is more optimistic. Also, it's very important to invest time to deal with misinformation and the reliability of news sources.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

Ducks will also be providing some fertilizer. Win Win

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is amazing! The Netherlands are an amazing example when it comes to society and community. We all can learn from them!

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Lucas
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2 years ago

Every country needs to do that - and stop whaling.

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Nea
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2 years ago

Steps like these show the power of the State in achieving large scale sustainable results if there is a will.

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Sonja
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2 years ago

Oh...thats sooo sweet, that should be everywhere..

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is especially important in the fight against so called puppy mills.

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Iggy
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2 years ago

Or buzz stops, as they should now be known.

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Marc
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2 years ago

It's sad that in 2019 equal pay has to be enforced. It should be just normal... should.

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Sonja
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2 years ago

Oooh.love this...why it is not everywhere...

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Pamela24
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2 years ago

I love this picture! So cute!

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Full Name
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2 years ago

This is a great contrast to all the negativity we hear about women's value in India.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The bees thank you, and I thank you.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

I have always hated circuses. Even when I was so young I did not have the words to explain why I was crying. So good to see this!!!

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2 years ago

I'll believe it when I see it. There have been stories of oil eating bacteria, and all sorts of magical things that eat the bad stuff. I hope to see it, but until then....

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Full Name
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2 years ago

This is fantastic. Sooooo many people end up in jail or dead because we fail them as a society.

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2 years ago

Did they find a match?

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Iggy
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2 years ago

95% is very impressive.

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European other
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2 years ago

Yes but they are in danger of climate change now like many species

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago

They should not have been there in the first place.

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Marc
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2 years ago

Palm oil is in so many products. I try to avoid them but it is not always easy. Palm tree farms did destroy a lot of animal habits and nature environments.

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Jon Garrett
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2 years ago

Nairobi has a baby elephant orphanage. So I guess not. Of course, if they are brought up in the orphanage, which is by Nairobi National Park, then they are not sold to a zoo or circus.

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Full Name
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2 years ago

That's adorable. Not sure how something involving grown adults and the most massive terrestrial animals can be adorable, but somehow it is.

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Raine Soo
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2 years ago

This is wonderful news!

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Zach Tan
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2 years ago

Great for packaging! For almost everything else, not so much. But still a great step forward!

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Pedro Hasashi
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2 years ago

Now let's build Jurassic Park!

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Magpie
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2 years ago

That is brilliant! And this research has taken a very long time to bear fruit. Thank god for scientists ;p

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Magpie
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2 years ago

This is great! This is what us grown ups need to do for the climate strike kids.

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Lucas
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2 years ago

The best snoots on the planet's best critters.

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Magpie
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2 years ago

So wonderful to see compassion making the law. * cries just a bit *

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Juliana Kessler
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2 years ago

This is definitely a good thing, but be careful to remember that fortnite is known for an especially toxic crunch culture. Employees are expected to work insane hours with no pay. Planting forests is good, but he should also be held responsible for the unfair and harmful working conditions his company creates.

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Marc
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2 years ago

That is a good sign. Break the circle! That is the only way.

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arjelio mas
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2 years ago

The rabid, right-wingers still spewing their nonsense that renewables will drive prices up so high no one will be able to have electricity will not be noticing this development. The belief disconfirmation paradigm is too powerful for some people to overcome.

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Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

Glad to see them come back. Sad that they died out there in the first place.

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Slinkman
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2 years ago

Ironic to place greenery on the exact place where ice and snow should be.

Night Owl
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2 years ago (edited)

I think the mouth is either the south pole or the north pole, I'm not sure

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Full Name
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2 years ago

It's ironic that climate change has actually increased the amount of carbon sucking plants exist. Yay global warming!

Bruce Longhurst
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2 years ago

NASA satellite has noted a greater amount of photosynthetic material, a very large portion of this is stuff like blue-green algae and other extremely poisonous biological material which is taking oxygen from water and mud, denying other things from living and is in fact reducing bio diversity. Not all headlines are cuddly. Think about it.

Damon Lumley
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2 years ago

The planet goes through cycles and ages, it's not all down to us as a species, co2 makes plants grow, the north and south Poles are moving too so that has its effects. Space weather effects us too, so don't feel like climate change is all your fault

Ian Carter
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2 years ago

is this good news? lots of forests are in Northern Canada,Russia Greenland ect and they should be glaciers so not that good.

Elizabeth Gardner
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2 years ago

Greener? with over 2/3 of the Forests of the world gone ? I am not sure I will go along with that!

David DeLapp
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2 years ago

Good to hear positive news

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Is it really positive?

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Wendolyn Bird
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2 years ago

how is this possible considering the rainforest loss?

Wendolyn Bird
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2 years ago

How is that possible considering the large amazon loss?

Stelian Nitu
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2 years ago

i also posted a similar discontent on fb a while ago, about the lack of good news. However, this one ( as much as i would like to be true ) i don't think is true !

Stelian Nitu
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2 years ago

hmm, i doubt that ! i also posted a similar discontent about the lack of good news , but this one, as much i would like to be true, i doubt it is !

Birgitta Hansen
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2 years ago

A lot of those green spaces are mostly plantations of monocultural fields of for example pine and palms producing palm oil. Insects, birds, humans and other animals cannot live there.

Samuel Woodworth
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2 years ago

We just need to keep our population in check as well.

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Agree with Samuel 100%.

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Hilary Myers
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2 years ago

Not Australia. Our once green paddocks look like a desert and the native trees are dying by the thousands.

Deb Bee
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2 years ago

This one is actually not good news. The fact that our waterways are greener is not a good thing. Love that most of these are good news though.

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Most of these are not 100% good.

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Mooncut
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2 years ago

Yay!

Brenda Mills
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2 years ago

This is rather misleading, as much of this is due to global warming which allows plants to grow in more places. Also China & India's positive reforestation efforts are good, but are completely outpaced by their continued massive carbon emissions. https://ecobnb.com/blog/2019/09/nasa-earth-greener-india-china/

Nathan Jones
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2 years ago

Global warming is a hoax perpetuated by extremists for financial and political gain. Or have you not heard yet?

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Lou Lou Woodbury
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2 years ago

I think this may need more study!

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

It needs less denial.

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Kathy Baylis
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2 years ago

Unfortunately, we’re still pumping more CO2 into the atmosphere than we should, so are still behind the 8 ball, climate change-wise.

m. b
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2 years ago

Greener doesn't mean healthier, it's just the heat naki g everything blossom

miten sasmita
Community Member
2 years ago

With the current forest fires frenzy in amazon, indonesia, angola, and bush fire in australia I highly doubt this now

European other
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2 years ago

So what happened with carbon emissions increasing then ?

Justin Murphy
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2 years ago

In short, the study showed that around a third of vegetated areas on the planet have become greener in the last 35 years. Crunch the numbers in the study and you come out to a total of 13% more green leafy matter in that time. They attribute 70% of the change to the increased levels of CO2, followed by nitrogen at 9% (IIRC).

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full name
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2 years ago

Maybe that's the cause of Climate change.

George Stergios
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2 years ago

Good old CO2!!

Renée Guercia
Community Member
2 years ago

Wonderful news!

Ross Vc Thompson
Community Member
2 years ago

Look at Australia in 2009..look at it now. I don't think this is quite accurate.

Denise Ward
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2 years ago

OH sure believe NASA who chewed up the blueprints that took us to the moon. Supposedly. Supposedly took us to the moon.

Chris Hockley
Community Member
2 years ago

But, but, but, they told us we were all going to be dead by 2000, or 2015, or twelve years from now.

Liz Fiatarone
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2 years ago

Some of these posts are incredible , others hard to believe

Lindsay Townley
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2 years ago

This confuses me. Is it greener because the polar ice caps are melting? What about rapid deforestation? I just find this NASA study hard to believe.

Sue Ann Wallace
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2 years ago

as long as that is not caused by the ice cap melting

Mariah Schauf
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2 years ago

😁

Kate Hasara
Community Member
2 years ago

It's NASA, as in National Aeronautics and Space Administration. All of the letters should be capitalized.

Dàpọ̀ Ndugu
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2 years ago

Not necessarily, especially as the first letter of the acronym is capitalized. British English it is (which is the original anyway).

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Terry Petrovich
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2 years ago

I thought all of the politicians have been saying "We're all going to die in 20 years!" ?????

David Kirch
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2 years ago

Thanks to higher CO2 and climatic shifts (Things most people think are bad)

Carl Fetterman
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2 years ago

Ironic that higher CO2 and temperatures are making the world greener.

Carl Fetterman
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2 years ago

The greening is, ironically, the direct result of higher CO2 and a warming world.

Julia Merkel
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2 years ago

hard to believe, but good news.

Tresha Haefner
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2 years ago

I am so happy about this. I know my new home country of Costa Rica is helping reforest at a fast pace. Here's encouraging everyone else to go out and plant some trees!

Vaidik Guha
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2 years ago

Don't really believe this, state the source

Christina El Maghraby
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2 years ago

I hope this is true

Linda DeBaker Mucha Thomas
Community Member
2 years ago

Is this because of global warming???

Lara Elizabeth
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2 years ago

Except Australia... because it's all on fire

Darrell Norquay
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2 years ago

Yes, because of the increase in atmospheric CO2!

Michael Wallace
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2 years ago

That's good news

Rigoberto Ramirez
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2 years ago

The world is greener because the CO2 levels are increasing, CO2, water and solar radiation, are essential to plant growth. The biggest explosion of life that we can see in fossil records, took place about 500 000 000 years ago during the Cambrian period. CO2 levels were around 7000ppm. As human beings we're polluting and destroying many things in our environment, but CO2 is not our enemy. Trees die when CO2 goes below 190ppm, the world is greening because plants have more food. 150 years ago people used to be almost a foot shorter than today, on average. It was due to malnutrition. More food today, bigger people. Jewish banking cartels are behind all the climate alarmist. They want your money, fear is their weapon of choice, and they have plenty of celebrities, like Leo Dicaprio doing their betting. Give control of a country's money, and I care not who make its laws. Google this statement and you will know who rules over you.

Johan Lorentzen
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2 years ago

Wonderfull

Fatjon Alku
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2 years ago

they are green plastic bottles :p

Darrin Konkin
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2 years ago

Due to higher concentrations of CO2, but people still thinks it's bad for the environment.

Sheryl Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank God!

Randy Gardner
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2 years ago

CO2 is great for plants!

Julie Lynch
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2 years ago

That’s great, I really didn’t expect to hear that, keep getting greener

Marg Smith
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2 years ago

Didn't think i t possible

KC Cabauatan
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2 years ago

So, why there is still Global Warming?

Jane Carvalho
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2 years ago

Becauseeeee... trees alone can't repair everything... but helps a lot.. supposing these greener areas are trees .... ;)

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William A Harris Jr
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2 years ago

We're all supposed to die.

Marie Cederman
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2 years ago

Wonderful.. Lets continue on that pass

Vivien Counsell Mitchell
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2 years ago

I need to check that out.....but are they including Greenland, which should not be green?

Bruce Reimer
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2 years ago

That is thanks to the increase in CO2 in the atmosphere.

Carolyn Robe
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2 years ago

Hope it is not algae, scum, green colored plastics? I heard the deserts are taking over some areas....But don't worry. Be Happy!(?)

Collette Milligan
Community Member
2 years ago

Huh... Jesus don’t tell everybody, we want to keep green.

Trish Angel
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2 years ago

Not all dreadful news eh????? 👍👏

Lorah Yaccarino
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2 years ago

I believe this is way off considering the continued deforestation of the Amazon, and both the CA and Australian wildfires.We are loosing multiple thousands of acres per day.

Christina Uhlir
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2 years ago

Please stop deforestation, thousands species of fauna and flora will go extinct.

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Lorah Yaccarino
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2 years ago

Don'y believe this one..was this before or after the CA wildfires, the Australian wildfires and the deforesting of the Amazon?

Sue Clifford
Community Member
2 years ago

Hallelujah.

Lisa Hall
Community Member
2 years ago

Take that Greta! =D

Sylvia Douglas
Community Member
2 years ago

Good but hard to believe.

Shart
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought the planet was toast in 12 yrs

Ivan Axelson
Community Member
2 years ago

Good, now don't screw it up

JJM
Community Member
2 years ago

Okay, good to know but how does that relate to Global Warming?

Baali Venomax
Community Member
2 years ago

There's a logic to this. Earth designed animals and us to breathe in oyxgen and breathe out co2. The plants are designed to breathe in C02 and breathe out oyxgen so the more co2 we have, the more plants will grow and the more they will continue to recycle our oxygen supply.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Baali, do you think that Earth designed all those industrial chimneys to breathe out tons of CO2? There must be a balance.

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Morgane Myx
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2 years ago

hard to believe, what does this even mean?

moeless
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2 years ago

But, but Global wa...coo...whatever! Right?

Florence Hastings
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you co2!

Storm Rise
Community Member
2 years ago

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-stopped-getting-greener-20-years-ago/

Brian Sanderson
Community Member
2 years ago

Yep... and the oxygen it is producing is warming the planet.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Brian, don't say that, they'll call you retard.

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Pusheen
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2 years ago

BuT sAtEliTeS aRe FaKe!

Lee Clark
Community Member
2 years ago

That's because CO2 is plant food. Retards want to remove all CO2. You know it makes sense.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Please stop calling people retards, "genius".

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Michael Bobo
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2 years ago

NASA took images showing the Earth greening on a global scale in equal percentages as the deforestation in the Amazon. The atmosphere has Co2 at rates lower than claimed by global warming fear mongers. In fact many actual scientists, not those who are paid to go on TV, say the atmosphere is at a lower than average normal level of Co2 based on Ice core samples taken over the last 50 years. These ice cores show that the Co2 levels would be higher than they are now going back tens of thousands of years, not just the last 60 years the climate change crowd thinks. Research is a beautiful thing.

Christina Uhlir
Community Member
2 years ago

Too much of a good thing can kill you.

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nala simba
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2 years ago

Is greener better, though? What about Polar Bears, Penguins, Seals etc? Is it good for them too?

Ojberretta Berretta
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2 years ago

somebody tell greta she wont be needed anymore

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Nia Loves Art
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2 years ago

This is nice, but it would be better if children being educated wasn’t contingent on their parents paying any sort of fee.

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John
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2 years ago

Sweet! Now they just need to do something about the cattle ranchers.

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Dogs are pretty good at this too!

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