Climate change means plants are growing better, but they are drinking more water

Sydney Morning Herald: Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide is making plants in Australia's semi-arid and subtropical regions bigger and greener. It's also making them a hell of a lot thirstier. It is a peculiar paradox that sees plants "greening" and growing better as a result of climate change, while water supply across Australia's grazing and annual cropping land is suffering. "What we are seeing is very much consistent with [the effect of] increasing carbon dioxide, the main ingredient of photosynthesis. So higher......

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