“CO2 is Plant Food” – New Paper Further Refutes Sixth Grade Science
August 18, 2010
A team from the University of Guelph has determined that Trees are soaking up less carbon than expected given the increase in atmospheric CO2. According to the press release, “Scientists and policy-makers hoping to use forests to naturally soak up increasing amounts of carbon dioxide may have overestimated the role of trees as carbon sink”.
“Contrary to expectations, tree growth has declined over the past century despite rising amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere, said Madhur Anand, a professor in Guelph’s School of Environmental Sciences.”