Re: The rain Forest of Brazil
Originally Posted by Solasch
Temperature is of limited effect on plants. More important is the availability of water (no point for plankton) and light. The latter will be the first to be a limiting factor. Light has a limited penetration into water, depending on it's frequency (= colour). Luckily plants reflect green light (hence their colour) and absorb red. Red light is the part of sunlight that easily penetrates earth's atmosphere, so the cause for earth's warming, the CO2 blanket) has little effect.
All in all there will be plankton in the ocean long after mankind has succeeded in eradicating its self.
Thanks for the above Solly! But l now have another question,
wont rising temperatures especially of the oceans cause more
evaporation and thus more clouds? And also rising air temp
will allow more water to be held in the atmosphere? And
wont this extra cloud block the light from reacting with the
plankton and so reduce oxygen production?
I have no questions regarding your prognosis for the human