It is fun to learn new stuff. Today I learned some interesting things about the global oxygen cycle. Of course, I had known about photosynthesis from my school days. It is the process which converts CO2 and H2O and produces oxygen and the stuff that trees and plants are made of.
Aside: Many people don’t realize that all plants are basically carbon and that the carbon comes from atmospheric carbon-dioxide. Therefore higher concentration of CO2 implies higher rate of plant growth, and so increasing CO2 concentration has the beneficial effect of faster plant growth (and not just global warming.) Continue reading