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The Man Who Planted Trees before his time
Posted By JTE On September 28, 2006 @ 9:26 pm In Nature & Environment | No Comments
Our classic book  is fiction, the kind of fiction that tells truth in its own way. Now nature newsblog  reports that it was telling truth in another, now-scientifically established way, all along. Not really a surprise, but still, it’s nice to get the nod. “Which truth?” you ask.
Satellite observations suggest vegetation encourages rainfall in Africa.
More rain makes for more plant growth: that much is obvious. But now a statistical study of satellite images has added weight to the reverse notion: more plants also make for more rain.
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 Our classic book: http://www.chelseagreen.com/2005/items/manwhoplantedcloth
 nature newsblog: http://blogs.nature.com/news/blog/2006/09/more_plants_make_more_rain.html