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#26 - misfitsftw (02/22/2013) [-]
since CO2 makes up less than 1% of the tmosphere, that may not be a good thing as they will be using the CO2 that oxygen giving plants need to function.

im only against this if it turns out these algae dont produce oxygen, which they very well might
User avatar #49 to #26 - corundum (02/22/2013) [-]
We can stop using them once we've counteracted the overabundance of CO2 we currently have.
User avatar #39 to #26 - bakinboy (02/22/2013) [-]
its because of co2 and other greenhouse gasses that global warming is happening. you dont really have to worry about it running out for plants anytime soon
#34 to #26 - sixfishsticks (02/22/2013) [-]
they produce oxygen....think about it...
they produce oxygen....think about it...
User avatar #35 to #34 - misfitsftw (02/22/2013) [-]
i figured they would, since its a bi-product of photosynthesis, but i dont know much about algae, so i was thinking, what if their respiration worked in some completely different ****** up way?
User avatar #28 to #26 - Zarke (02/22/2013) [-]
Consider their implementation. I mean, it's unlikely that there will be enough of them to starve all the world's trees of O2, especially when you consider how localized they'll likely be. If they're confined to city environments, where tree density is low and CO2 emissions are high, they may not be directly competing with trees and other vegetation.
User avatar #29 to #28 - misfitsftw (02/22/2013) [-]
but if they take up about 150x as much, then surely...?
User avatar #30 to #29 - Zarke (02/22/2013) [-]
Trees survived just fine for millions of years before we disrupted the carbon cycle. Nature's hardy.
User avatar #31 to #30 - misfitsftw (02/22/2013) [-]
true true, and i guess we could think of it as replacing the millions of trees humanity has destroyed to make room for civilization over time :/
User avatar #32 to #31 - Zarke (02/22/2013) [-]
And if it ***** everything up, we take the lamps back down.
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