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  The Greening of Planet Earth Continues:
The Promise for the 21st Century and Beyond

This half-hour sequel to The Greening of Planet Earth premiered in November 1998 at over 60 locations across North America by satellite downlink from Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s annual membership meeting in Bismarck, North Dakota.
The Greening of Planet Earth Continues examines the role that CO2 plays as one of nature's building blocks of life in the process of photosynthesis and the evolution of earth’s biosphere. Fourteen experts present evidence to show how current CO2 levels, which are 30 percent higher than in the pre-industrial era, have greatly enhanced the growth of trees and other plants. Results from controlled studies around the world show how a doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere, which is expected to occur over the next century, will increase crop yields by 30 to 40 percent, double the water-use efficiency of most of earth’s vegetation and could triple the productivity of forests.

Appearing in the video are: Dr. SALLIE LOUISE BALIUNAS, Senior Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics; Dr. ROBERT C. BALLING, JR., Director, Office of Climatology, Arizona State University; Dr. JAMES ARTHUR BUNCE, Climate Stress Laboratory, Agriculture Research Service, USDA; Dr. C. LEE CAMPBELL, Professor, Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University; Dr. REINHART J.M. CEULEMANS, Research Director, Professor of Biology, University of Antwerp, Belgium; Dr. ROBERT C. DAVIS, Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia; Dr. PATRICK J. MICHAELS, Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia; Dr. THOMAS GALE MOORE, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Dr. PARK S. NOBEL, Chair, Department of Biology, UCLA; Dr. ROY W. SPENCER, Senior Scientist, Climate Studies, NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center; Dr. ROBERT TESKEY, Professor, Forest Biology, University of Georgia; Dr. GUSTAAF ANTON van den BERG, Head, Glasshouse Climate & Technology Section, PBG, Naaldwijk, The Netherlands; Dr. SYLVAN H. WITTWER, Director Emeritus, Agriculture Experiment Station, Professor Emeritus of Horticulture, Michigan State University; and Dr. LEW ZISKA, Climate Stress Laboratory, Agriculture Research Service, USDA.
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