STATES CHRONICLE – A team of researchers proved how plants fight against carbon dioxide emissions engulfing as much as they can. Trevor Keenan, a researcher at the Macquarie University who led this study, has argued that he together with his team have revealed changes in the photosynthesis phenomenon. The process of respiration for plants has developed a larger carbon sink than expected.
The study was recently published in the Nature Communications magazine. This research has demonstrated that the increased level of CO2 present in the atmosphere has boosted the process of photosynthesis. Unfortunately, the rising global temperatures caused a deficiency in the process of plants’ respiration. The authors of the study have argued that both respiration and photosynthesis helped at the decrease of carbon dioxide’s levels.
Thus, the rate of greenhouse gasses has diminished because plants fight against climate change. The levels of carbon dioxide have dropped between 2002 and 2014, registering approximately 2.2% per year. Unfortunately, scientists who took part in the study wanted to raise awareness by claiming that this reduction of greenhouse gasses may only be temporary.
Despite the fact the levels of carbon dioxide started growing from the beginning of the industrial revolution, nowadays plants represent a significant help in slowing down the increase of dangerous gasses that contribute to climate change. The annual differences registered due to plants’ processes of growing support for the reduction of carbon dioxide which is plants’ food.
If in addition to this crucial help provided by plants, we could also contribute in a way to the reduction of climate change, things would be different. Now, we are enslaved by our deeds meant to develop a lot of industries. We consider that no matter what happens, money will always help up solve the problem. What we don’t know is that money will not buy us another planet to live on if this one dies.
The stagnation period for global warming was registered to have stopped before El Nino hit in 2014 and 2015, causing severe drought across Pacific. Since then, everything got worse. The temperatures across the globe have continuously increased causing a lot of damages to the environment, to some ecosystems which announced endangered species and to the entire nature. But plants fight to keep this planet alive. Don’t we need to fight too?
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