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The 'algae bloom' is also an issue, the same thing that would help plant life is acidifying the sea.



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It has been a long known fact that higher CO2 concentrations improve the growth of plants. Most greenhouses in NL get CO2 supplied from the harbor of Rotterdam. Anyway salt water infiltration will also kill a lot of plant life and floodings will cause the soils to cause more salt. And salt isn't exactly a thing most plant species endure very well.

Anywho as other said CO2 also causes oceans to accidify which causes corals to bleach and nearly a third off al fish species need coral to survive. Also the exo skeletons of shell fish and krill are desolving because of this acidification. So if anything climate change will rather cause the 6th mass extinction than a new bloom of life.

So the only sector really happy with this are farmers and companies that cultivate wood for furniture.



Please excuse my (probally) poor grammar

So, spin bad news into positive ones for a small sector?



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great news for all those plant based humans.
It will be interesting to see how the US becomes when all the chlorophyll people out-pop all the blood based humans and we all have to learn sun signals.

This is a great win for when we have to move underground, and very ironic as well.



Teeqoz said:

Sure, there are probably some doom-mongerers that spread horror stories about how we'll turn to Venus if we don't stop (we won't in the next several dozens of millions of years), but that has never been the threat from climate change. Besides, ideal for plant life doesn't mean ideal for human life, or life overall.

Think about the 9 billion mouths to feed man and the increase in arable lands too!

CaptainExplosion said:

But won't too much CO2 make air quality too poor for humans and animals? And what about rising sea levels?

There's no delirious effects for human respiration shown at CO2 concentration levels below concentrations of 5000 ppm ... 



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Oh great, more grass to mow, which is one of the contributors to rising CO2 levels, a self reinforcing loop!



SvennoJ said:
Oh great, more grass to mow, which is one of the contributors to rising CO2 levels, a self reinforcing loop!

Couldn't you just, you know, not mow it?



Qwark said:

It has been a long known fact that higher CO2 concentrations improve the growth of plants. Most greenhouses in NL get CO2 supplied from the harbor of Rotterdam. Anyway salt water infiltration will also kill a lot of plant life and floodings will cause the soils to cause more salt. And salt isn't exactly a thing most plant species endure very well.

Anywho as other said CO2 also causes oceans to accidify which causes corals to bleach and nearly a third off al fish species need coral to survive. Also the exo skeletons of shell fish and krill are desolving because of this acidification. So if anything climate change will rather cause the 6th mass extinction than a new bloom of life.

So the only sector really happy with this are farmers and companies that cultivate wood for furniture.

This is possibly false, since it has been implied the acids used to simulate the more acid water of warmer oceans doesn't lead to accurate results, and certain animals might calcify more, not less, in the presence of more CO2.

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/320/5874/336

Such data is consistent with the absence of mass extinction of corals back on the Cretaceous or the P-E, when temperatures were more than 10º C warmer than the present and sea temperatures might have casually risen above 35º C on tropical waters.

Of course, that doesn't mean it won't face another issues such as bleaching etc. but, really, plastic polution, overfishing and commercial navigation are much, much larger issues on all likehood to marine ecosystems, and issues which doesn't get the same level of attention on top of that.



 

 

 

 

 

Pretty sure I made a thread about this a year or two back. Obviously a warmer climate and increased CO2 levels will allow for more plant growth (look at the age of the dinosaurs as an example of that), though it will also have negative implications as well.



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ironmanDX said:
Would this be an inconvenient truth for Al Gore?

Only if man bear pig shows up