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Carbon Dioxide Emissions: How Plants and Trees Could Save the Republican Party in 2012 – International Science Times

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions: How Plants and Trees Could Save the Republican Party in 2012

RainforestHow can this beautiful rainforest reshape the core values of the Republican Party? (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Anyone who’s taken a biology class can explain to you how plants and trees contribute in essential ways to the well-being of our environment. It goes far beyond their roles as, shall we say, best supporting actors in the food chain; it’s the way they’re wired. Whereas every animal from the human to the cow requires oxygen to live (read: make the energy necessary for our bodies to function on even a cellular level), the analogous process of making energy in plants requires carbon dioxide, and actually releases oxygen into the air as its by-product. It’s living, breathing proof that one plant’s junk is another man’s treasure.

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Why is that little tidbit of remedial biology suddenly relevant? Because, quite simply, our leafy green friends could be the only thing keeping us from literally cooking in our own juices.

It should come as no surprise that human beings are responsible for emitting the largest amounts of greenhouse gasses

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Written by vaphc

August 2, 2012 at 5:44 pm

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