No foolin', and this is good news: the earth's biomass of plants has been growing, and noticeably so. From the G&M [via JR]:
And the conclusion is especiallyimportant:
The return of the trees teaches us a lesson. To reduce our destructive carbon output, the solution is not to reduce economic activity; rather, it’s to combine a booming urban economy with smart policies that make growth and ecology work in harmony.
The details in the link are interesting and worth a read.