Re: The rain Forest of Brazil
Originally Posted by Solasch
In the ocean massive amounts of plankton live. Plankton exists of one-cellular plants and animals. Fish live on it.
The plant plankton dissociates CO2 by a proces called fotosynthesis. From CO2 and H2O using light it produces glucose and oxygen. Green plants on land do the same.
In the beginning earth's atmosphere contained no oxygen. Almost all the surface was covered in water, with plankton. In billions of years that plankton produced the oxygen in our atmosphere.
Plants also produce oxygen, but to a lesser extend, and due to the sheer amount of plankton we still have oxygen to breathe. Even if all the plants on earth were to vanish we could live, as long as there is plankton in the oceans.
What you describe above Solly is what l read a long time ago,
and my memories of this is what prompted me to join this
thread! Thanks for posting as you have refreshed my memory!
I also posed a question earlier about the problem of oceanic
warming and if it continues will it have any influence on the
function of oxygen production via oceans?
Perhaps either you or Todger have further info on this that
you would be willing to share on the forum?
If you could l would be grateful as l am very interested in
this sort of subject!