A curious twist in the debate over global warming. New research suggests that all the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from the burning of coal and other fossil fuels is making trees grow faster. And this, in turn, means bigger trees will absorb more carbon dioxide, The Baltimore Sun reports.
"Though scientists warn it's no panacea, it's an indication that forests may dampen or delay the impacts of climate change at least for a while, by soaking up some of the greenhouse gases that most scientists believe are warming the planet," the report says.
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