Less Oxygen in the Air
As carbon dioxide levels rise, oxygen Levels fall. Since webreathe oxygen, how will this affect us? Will the earth endup as a lush jungle of CO2-breathing plants, with no humanor animal life on it?
On the Sci Tech website, Mike Johnston reports that a 20year study by the Scripps Institute shows that ?as carbondioxide (produced primarily by burning fossil fuels)accumulates in the atmosphere, available oxygen isdecreasing?We are losing three oxygen molecules in ouratmosphere for each carbon dioxide molecule that is producedwhen we burn fossil fuels. Studies of ice cores and recentdata from direct atmospheric sampling have shown that therehas been a 30% increase in carbon dioxide since thebeginning of the industrial age.?
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