Earth is greener today than it was 20 years ago

When I saw an article for the first time that mentioned Earth is much greener now compared to two decades before, I thought that’s a joke. Because as far as I have seen people are cutting trees to build homes, even government is eradicating trees to lay roads and bridges, how come earth is greener then?

But before concluding anything, proper research is must to understand the reality. NASA had recently reported that China and India have increasingly stressed the importance of tree planting that has led to this much greener effect overall. It is said that China had gardened much attention with various tree planting program to reduce Air pollution. China’s increase in forest area is the result of forest conservation and expansion programs.

On the other hand, India has been breaking its own record of planting 66 million saplings in 12 hours time last year. India has contributed a further 6.8% rise in green leaf area, with 82% from croplands and 4.4% from forests.

It is true that Satellite images that were taken recently is much more greener than compared to the images taken 20 years ago. It feels good humans are actually contributing towards greener environment.

Spoiler: Researchers also states that new greenery does not neutralize deforestation and its negative impacts on ecosystems elsewhere. Only when every corner of the world is filled with trees we can conserve our ecosystem.

66 thoughts on “Earth is greener today than it was 20 years ago

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    1. Thanks buddy… one side few countries are degrading the forest and other side few nations are contributing towards nature..
      I just hope we all help nature and mankind to survive and live a healthy life…

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    1. Aha this is so me… I wouldn’t have believed if I hadn’t gathered all information…
      people have been planting more trees every year in past 10 years…
      but it is also true that there are majority countries who are not contributing towards environment..
      I just hope future will be better…

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  1. Even do that seems like a big surprise, it really isn’t taking into consideration that in the last 20-30 years (after the scientists published those shocking news of ozone layer depletion above Antarctica in the 1980’s) more and more individual people, governments and companies are investing into green revolution, the waste products are recycled in most parts of the world, we drink reusable and desalinated water, children plant the seeds and young plants in the gardens of their kindergartens and schools, students make green projects, companies build gardens around their facilities, more and more ecology is combined with economy, we plant trees, reduce CO2 in the air, we threw away Freon, plastic bags, and talk about the green environment every day. But this is just the beginning of the true green revolution. At least I hope so. Good article 🙂

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    1. That’s more insightful information…
      It is true that Humans have cut down more trees than planted in last 30 years..
      But I do believe last 10 years has been a different revolution…
      Thank you so much for sharing your view..

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  2. “It feels good humans are actually contributing towards greener environment.” It really does.

    This post felt more like a Vlogsbrother video to me. I could see John or Hank talking about this. It’s a great insight to the world. Great job!

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