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Did the global temperature increases of the 1980s and 1990s diminish Earth's natural vegetation productivity?

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During the 1980s and 1990s, Earth's vegetation productivity actually increased by 6%. As explained in the journals Bioscience and Geophysical Research Letters, this greening of the Earth was caused by warmer temperatures, longer growing seasons, more rainfall in certain areas, and more atmospheric carbon dioxide, which is a vital ingredient for plant photosynthesis.

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