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2, Of course trees and plants are not the only producers of oxygen.
Quote from: Airthumbs on 14/08/2011 21:17:012, Of course trees and plants are not the only producers of oxygen.Thanks. Excuse my ignorance, but what else produces oxygen?
Unfortunately growing trees isn't the answer because they eventually decompose...
QuoteUnfortunately growing trees isn't the answer because they eventually decompose... What creates the co2 from the carbon in the wood, is it micro organisims? Bacteria?
It's not that bad at all.If we switched *mostly* to electricity for our power, we could get nearly all of that from wind and sun. But occasionally it would be cloudy and still, and then you would need to kick in biofuel or natural gas generators. It's believed that there's enough wind power to power the world several times over, and there's definitely enough solar.But occasionally the wind would drop and the sun wouldn't shine, but because you'd be getting all the energy you need, 90% of the time, from wind and solar you'd need less than 10% of the land use you'd otherwise need to make the biofuel.It would less than double the cost of energy; you need two lots of generators, but then again, normal generators are often only running half the time anyway, due to maintenance and so forth, but it's a nuisance and expensive having to retire the old type and commision new ones.
Or, they will make Methane that eventually gets oxidized to make Carbon Dioxide
QuoteOr, they will make Methane that eventually gets oxidized to make Carbon DioxideClifford, Could you please elaborate on this?
Take Ethane (H3C-CH3)