The Earth is getting greener

globe of Earth from North Pole perspective


A recent interview in my local paper here in Germany with Austrian mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner reminded me to get this piece of good news out there. In amongst Messner’s many interesting perspectives in the interview (here’s the original if you are fact-checking as you should be 😉 came the mantra-like “Large areas of desertification, in North Africa in particular, are increasing…

In fact, the Earth is getting greener.

Take a look at this from April 2016:

Revisited by Lonely Planet this year, 2019:

Makes you think, doesn’t it?


  • Autobiographical dictation, 2 December 1906. Published in Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 2 (University of California Press, 2013)

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