In other words, the models of doom created by climate fearmongers are wrong at a very fundamental level.
From the World Economic Forum:
Between 2002 and 2014, plants appeared to have upped their game, pulling more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than in previous decades. The below chart, released this month by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, shows the growth rate of atmospheric carbon. As you can see from the red line, levels rose between 1960 and 1990. The blue line, however, shows them stalling significantly following 2002.
The experts were puzzled. Human activity was still polluting the air, but the amount of man-made carbon that lingered there appeared to be in decline. “That portion that stays in the atmosphere – that’s called the airborne fraction," said Trevor Keenan, co-author of the report, "and that has reduced by about 20% over the last 15 years.” The reduction is clearly visible in this next chart, where the airborne fraction thins out after 2002, breaking with the historical upward trend.
The reasons for this aren't yet quantified, say the team at Berkeley Lab.