India and China at the forefront the global greening effort

NASA has released information from a new study stating that India and China are leading in greening on land. This is based on data received from a satellite which captured the Asian’s two biggest economies and showed that they both much greener today than 20 years ago.

Together India and China account for one-third of the green on earth. The information has surprised experts as a factor such as land degradation and overpopulation seems to have little effect on the growing green in the regions. The study specifically highlights India and China as the most prevalent where the greening is occurring.

A large amount of the growing green in China is from forests 42% and 32% is from crops, while India 82% of the growing green comes from crops and almost 5% is from forest land.

 

Source: economictimes.indiatimes.com

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