The Sahara Is Greening - Thank Climate Change

I figure it's only a matter of time before someone finds a way to blame Donald Trump for this.

With all of this man-made global warming, it appears the Sahara is slowly returning to it's pre-global cooling condition, that being that it's greening up.

A few thousand years ago, a mighty river flowed through the Sahara across what is today Sudan. The Wadi Howar—now just a dried-out riverbed for most of the year—sustained not just fish, crocodiles, and hippopotamuses, but also agriculture and human settlement. As late as 1,000 B.C., a powerful fortress stood on its shores. But then the Sahara dried out, turning from a green savannah into an inhospitable desert. The culprit: climate change. According to desert geologist Stefan Kröpelin, who has studied geological data for the eastern Sahara going back 6,000 years, the desert spread as temperatures dropped. Global cooling meant that the air had less capacity to hold moisture from the oceans, leading to fewer rains and more arid climes.

Now, that same process is happening in reverse. As temperatures rise, the Sahara and other dry areas are greening on the edges. “I’ve been studying the Sahara for 30 years and can definitely say that it’s getting greener,” says Kröpelin, who specializes in desert archaeology and climate history at the University of Cologne. Where there used to be nothing but desert, he says, there is now not just grass but shrubs and acacia trees–and he has the photos from 30 years of extensive field study to prove it. “The nomads are taking their camels to graze in areas where they’ve never been able to graze before.” Satellite data showing more green on the southern edge of the Sahara also bear him out. “There are always winners and losers if weather patterns change,” he says. “But as a general rule, warmer temperatures inevitably mean that the air picks up more moisture from the oceans, which will lead to more rainfall. If you look at the geological records in the Sahara, there have been repeated periods where the Sahara was greener when temperatures were warmer than today.”

This is something the warmists will not admit because, after all, it doesn't fit their narrative. They automatically assume that a warmer world will lead to more desertification. Yet both paleoclimate studies and present day observations point to just the opposite. That the world is 'greening up' due to higher CO2 levels – CO2 is a plant food and also lessens plants' need for water – is something the warmists devoutly ignore. Again, it doesn't fit their We're-All-Gonna-Die-If-We-Don't-Force-Everyone-To-Live-An-Eighteenth-Century-Lifestyle-Except-Us-Of-Course narrative.

But as the Insataprof has stated more than once, I'll start believing it's a crisis when the people who keep telling me a crisis start acting like it's a crisis. Until then, it's all government funded smoke and mirrors and I'm not buying any of it.