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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-08-08 02:02 PM
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2. Actually high CO2 concentrations allow plants to survive higher temperatures.
Just ask any semi-serious indoor gardener.

Of course this isn't an excuse to belch out even more C02 into the atmosphere.
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  -Higher CO2 levels may be good for plants: German scientists Roon  Jul-08-08 01:55 PM   #0 
  - That's old news though perhaps not to these scientists. There's a catch:  Buzz Clik   Jul-08-08 01:57 PM   #1 
  - Actually high CO2 concentrations allow plants to survive higher temperatures.  tridim   Jul-08-08 02:02 PM   #2 
  - Let's look at this more carefully:  Buzz Clik   Jul-08-08 02:27 PM   #7 
  - Plants thrive (wait for it)  jdlh8894   Jul-08-08 02:09 PM   #3 
  - How often do you water your plants in the greenhouse?  Buzz Clik   Jul-08-08 02:11 PM   #4 
  - Actually, less  jdlh8894   Jul-08-08 02:15 PM   #6 
     - Less? You water less at the elevated temperatures in a greenhouse than in the garden?  Buzz Clik   Jul-08-08 02:29 PM   #8 
  - Yes, they have some protection from cold, and a more constant environment (warmth and humidity).  Brotherjohn   Jul-08-08 02:38 PM   #10 
  - Most CO2 causing the greenhouse effect is in the upper atmosphere...  Brotherjohn   Jul-08-08 02:50 PM   #11 
  - Oh, great, I'm sure the knuckle-draggers around here will be talking about it  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Jul-08-08 02:12 PM   #5 
  - These studies pop up with some regularity.  Buzz Clik   Jul-08-08 02:31 PM   #9 
  - They have also fount that trees grow larger in response to the production of more lignin  Grinchie   Jul-08-08 03:03 PM   #12 
  - Recent research shows that weeds outperform crops  seasat   Jul-08-08 03:29 PM   #13 
  - Are these the same guys that claim Toxic Sludge is good for you?  devilgrrl   Jul-08-08 03:33 PM   #14 
  - Poison ivy and undesirable pests thrive with global warming too n/t  wishlist   Jul-08-08 03:37 PM   #15 
 

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