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User Info Engineering .vs. Science Pt 2; entered at 2023-01-29 22:29:19
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Registered: 2007-06-26
@Chemman I argue what you think is going on is wrong. Buffering reactions are by their nature bidirectional but the question becomes which is the driver and in which direction? If carbon is sequestered but then is released from the ocean most of it can't wind up "fixed" (out of the game); if it did the result would logically be (due to the space occupied by both water and land) the death of every living thing on the planet since without the plant side of the cycle you're doomed. While plants CAN theoretically survive at 50ppm CO2 "survive" isn't good enough since animals have to eat them and bare survival doesn't permit mass accumulation. Below about 200ppm, in short, there's serious trouble.

Oddly enough both plants AND animals are fine at 1500ppm. In fact that's roughly the optimum for plant growth.

Now you did say you'd like people to be able to eat, yes?
2023-01-29 22:29:19