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Increasing impact of carbon dioxide on plant photosynthesis calculated
Vegetation and soil are currently slowing down global warming by absorbing about a quarter of human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). This land carbon sink is believed to be in part due to increases in photosynthesis. A new study in the journal Nature shows that doubling of the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere will cause global plant photosynthesis to increase by approximately one third. The research was conducted by scientists from the DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics and the University of Exeter in the UK, in a collaboration supported by the European Union through the CRESCENDO project.
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