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Anyone who’s taken a middle-school science course knows that plants depend on carbon dioxide in much same way that we animals need oxygen to keep on living.
But what happens when the carbon dioxide levels start to rise? How does that affect the vegetation on the planet?
Well, as it turns out, they like it. They like it a lot.
Land plants are absorbing 17% more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere now than 30 years ago, our research published today shows. Equally extraordinarily, our study also shows that the vegetation is hardly using any extra water to do it, suggesting that global change is causing the world’s plants to grow in a more water-efficient way.
So the science is settled: If you want more food for the global community, you should drive a car that gives off more carbon dioxide, not less.
Do it today. Do it for the children.