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Absorbing more CO2 pretty much just means a higher growth rate, and we already have plenty of plants with rapid growth, such as water hyacinth and kudzu vines.

 

For an animal, chloroplasts are useless, and especially for an endotherm. The rate at which animals use energy vastly surpasses the rate photosynthesis can produce it.

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Absorbing more CO2 pretty much just means a higher growth rate, and we already have plenty of plants with rapid growth, such as water hyacinth and kudzu vines.

 

For an animal, chloroplasts are useless, and especially for an endotherm. The rate at which animals use energy vastly surpasses the rate photosynthesis can produce it.

 

So my mum's threat some 40 years ago about growing potatoes in my ears - nothing to worry about?:D

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having some plants grow faster will help the world better than just cutting co2 down

also bigger birds so photosynthesis will not be a problem if the birds eat less

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having some plants grow faster will help the world better than just cutting co2 down

also bigger birds so photosynthesis will not be a problem if the birds eat less

 

Cetus, many birds are insectivores and we want them to eat a lot of insects! Some eat fruit and spread the seeds as they go thru their digestive tract, so we don't want them to eat less because that would result in fewer trees. Ecosystems are complicated balances and disrupting them by having birds eat less is going to have a lot of negative consequences that far outweigh any reduction in CO2 that might result.

 

Also, getting a few plants to grow faster isn't going to eliminate enough CO2 to matter. The bit extra isn't going to compensate for all the plants killed as the Amazonian rainforest is cut down.

 

So no, cutting CO2 down is going to help the world a lot more.

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there are big campains going to save the rain forest

one idea that i thought was stupid was getting plant cells and giving them very basic brains and wing so they could fly and comsume co2. but its a bad idea with lots of hicups

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