[source] Northern Quebec
A new study suggests the world’s plants capture an extra 28 billion tons of carbon each year.
[nytimes.com] – Antarctic Ice Reveals Earth’s Accelerating Plant Growth
Last year, all the world’s nations combined pumped nearly 38.2 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the air from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, according to new international calculations on global emissions published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change.
So, although the net effect is 10 billion CO2 extra in the atmosphere every year, most CO2 is absorbed in new vegetation, resulting in a much greener planet. If the average temperature increase can be confined to 1-2 degrees Celcius, resulting in considerable reduced fossil fuel consumption for space heating, the discussion can now start if perhaps the advantages offset the disadvantages.
May the best argument win.
[cbsnews.com] – Carbon dioxide emissions rise to 2.4 million pounds per second