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August 16, 2019 - Scientific American

Earth Stopped Getting Greener 20 Years Ago

Earth Stopped Getting Greener 20 Years Ago
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Since the late 1990s, more than half of the world’s vegetated landscapes have experienced a growing deficit, or drying pattern.

The world is gradually becoming less green, scientists have found according to a study published yesterday in Science Advances points to satellite observations. Plant growth is declining all over the planet, and new research links the phenomenon to decreasing moisture in the air—a consequence of climate change.

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