[Vwdiesel] Re: CO2 was Re: (Loren you might or might notbe correct)Hayden Chasteen dieseltdi at verizon.net
Tue Feb 22 10:36:25 EST 2005
Actually plants do produce CO2 during respiration that takes place in the dark. Photosynthesis can only operate in the presence of sunlight so at night, in order to produce food, they have respiration processes that produce CO2. As stated. it turns out that the oceans are the best sink for CO2 especially in limestone producing organisms. Unfortunately, the most important of the modern limestone producing organisms today, the corals, are negatively effected by higher ocean temps. In the past (my specialty as a geologist/paleontologist) the oceans were filled with a vast source of microscopic limestone producing organisms that could quickly turn excess CO2 in to limestone (Calcium carbonate). I don't know where we are headed temperature or CO2 wise but I know that the earth has systems in place to correct over supplies. The unfortunate aspect is that usually, in order to effect balance, some life forms become extinct. We may be on that list. So I will drive my TDI and other diesel vehicles as long as I can! ;^) this being the necessary diesel content required to remain on topic. Hayden ----- Original Message ----- From: <Libbybapa at wmconnect.com> To: <vwdiesel at audifans.com> Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 10:10 AM Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Noicy Rabbit turbo ? ---(Loren you might or might notbe correct) > All plant matter is made by taking co2 and water and combining them into > hydrocarbons through photosythesis. It is true that one phase of photosythesis > produces co2 and absorbs o2, but the other phase of producing o2 and absorbing > co2 is far greater. The net result of plants growing is the production of > hydrocarbons and the absorption of co2 and water. Plants do not produce (net) co2 > they fix it into hydrocarbon, to say that they do is ridiculous. It would be > like saying that humans absorb water. Completely absurd. > As Loren mentioned, ocean life is perhaps a better sink for co2 than forests. > One concern is that a liquids capacity to dissolve co2 is decreased > dramatically as the temperature is increased. My most major hope is that increased > temperature will cause oceanic life to increase co2 absorbing ability. That has > not been demonstrated.
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