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Global vegetation growth has decreased by 59% in the last 20 years thanks to 'dry air' caused by global warming, scientists discover

Plant growth has decreased by 59 per cent worldwide since 1999 due to a lack of water in the atmosphere, a new study suggests.  Experts studied four global climate datasets to try and uncover why vegetation growth has stalled in the past two decades.  They found that a drop in levels of water vapour had stopped plants from being able to photosynthesise.  Photosynthesis is used by plants, some bacteria and single-celled organisms to draw energy from sunlight, taking in carbon dioxide and water in the process.  Read more....



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