Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 6 months ago

Isn't more CO2 in the atmosphere great for plant and rain forest growth?

Update:

Sometimes it's even used as a nutrient for plant growth.

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  • 6 months ago

    Maybe by a small margin in some areas and to some plants, but contributing to the greenhouse effect and acid rain will be worse for the environment in the long term.

  • John
    Lv 4
    6 months ago

    Depends. Too much will smother green plants leaving them dead and lifeless.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Everything must keep proper balance to create proper life existence...

  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Sort of. It seems to have boosted the growth of poison ivy more than it has helped other plants.

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  • 6 months ago

    Not really. It would eventually lead to plant kills, too. However, you would already be dead from suffocation and wouldn't notice it.

  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yes it would be. xxxxx

  • 6 months ago

    Yes, it is. But a relatively small increase in CO2 in the atmosphere will make the earth unlivable for HUMANS in a relatively short time.

    For hundreds of millions of years before humans existed (or animal life at all) the earth's atmosphere was very rich in CO2 and the planet was covered with rich plant life. That's where all our fossil fuels came from. These plants breathed in CO2 and breathed out oxygen. Eventually there was so much oxygen that animals could survive, and we took over!

    At this point, a relatively small increase in CO2 in our atmosphere will make it impossible for US to live, but easier for plants.

  • Jim2
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    To a limited extent. Plants can only use so much carbon dioxide. But since too much carbon dioxide causes climate change, and perhaps warmer, wetter weather, this leads to plant diseases. Pathogenic fungi and insects often like such conditions.

  • 6 months ago

    No. CO2 levels are already higher than ideal for plant and rain forest growth. More CO2 would hurt plant and rain forest growth.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Russia is taking advantage of melting ice caps for more shipping routes.

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