The most falsified fact is that carbon dioxide is plant food. As per the photosynthetic process, only increasing its levels in the atmosphere can help the plants boost its growth. There are even some variants that the plants are starved of carbon dioxide whereas some suggest the plants consume carbon for their fast growth and keep the global warming in control. The carbon dioxide is plant food concept is completely debunked by a number of organizations and people on the world wide web. The CO2 can help plants and also make the Earth greener as it is just one of the plant growth factors. The increasing atmospheric carbon levels are benefiting the trees but they are not growing faster anymore.
Generally, an inefficient enzyme has been able to incorporate the CO2 into sugars and in addition, having more around makes the photosynthesis process even simpler. The more amount of CO2 around the leaves can help block the leaves and help conserve water, which is the reason it is termed to have a fertilizing effect on the plants. The plant growth is not limited by the CO2 on the other hand nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus does have a limiting effect. The carbon dioxide level changing the atmospheric temperature has a huge impact on the water which has an impact on the plant growth. The pumping of CO2 into the environment near the plants was experimented for a short-term.
The changing temperature and water scarcity turned plants to adapt to the changes and survive accordingly. The tree rings did not show an enhanced growth now and there was a time when three periods of growth a year could be seen. The levels of CO2 had an effect on the growth with no reflection on the trunk but the effect of the gas trees is confirmed. The tree’s response to growth, carbon saturation point, warmer temperature, and others is unclear. A team of researchers from University of California, University of Toronto, Berkeley and the Canadian Light Source (CLS) have successfully developed a new technique to convert carbon dioxide into plastic using copper as a catalyst to produce ethylene that can be used to make polyethylene for plastic production.