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Matt Ridley on How Fossil Fuels are Greening the Planet


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Paul Feine & Alex Manning

March 13, 2013


Matt Ridley, author of The Red Queen, Genome, The Rational Optimist and other books, dropped by Reason's studio in Los Angeles last month to talk about a curious global trend that is just starting to receive attention. Over the past three decades, our planet has gotten greener!


Even stranger, the greening of the planet in recent decades appears to be happening because of, not despite, our reliance on fossil fuels. While environmentalists often talk about how bad stuff like CO2 causes bad things to happen like global warming, it turns out that the plants aren't complaining.









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Che is dead | March 13, 2013 at 8:29 pm


Has anyone else noticed how the improvement of the human condition is positively correlated with the insanity of the environmental left?




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