Rising carbon dioxide levels could cause nutritional deficiencies across the globe: Study

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Rising carbon dioxide levels could cause nutritional deficiencies across the globe: Study
By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez

"Rising levels of carbon dioxide, which deplete the nutrients of different foods, could leave hundreds of millions around the world at risk for nutritional deficiencies, according to a new global study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health published today in the Journal Nature Climate Change."
"That means plants and key crops like wheat and rice could carry significantly less nutrition in the future."
"The authors also emphasized the 2 billion people around the world who currently live with nutritional deficiencies could see their condition worsen. The health complications for these 2 billion people could potentially be greater than those for people who would become deficient in the key nutrients for the first time."
"The findings come almost a week after the Trump administration announced a proposal to relax restrictions on CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants. The combustion of coal, scientists warn, adds a significant amount of CO2 to the atmosphere per unit of heat energy, more than does the combustion of other fossil fuels."







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That just goes to show how uncaring Trump is in general about people. Just as he was about Senator McCain in raising the flag 24 hours after it was at half mast. Now This.
 
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This article is absurd on its face.

Co2 is o2 for plants. Optimal co2 for most plants is around 1000ppm.

Increasing co2 will make crops larger and will, because of better production will draw more minerals from the land. So, there's that element of truth.

But then it takes that element of what is valid and tries to spin it in the worst way possible.
 
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Rising carbon dioxide levels could cause nutritional deficiencies across the globe: Study
By Dr. Edith Bracho-Sanchez













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That just goes to show how uncaring Trump is in general about people. Just as he was about Senator McCain in raising the flag 24 hours after it was at half mast. Now This.
Talk to the rest of the world we are doing our job

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This article is absurd on its face.

Co2 is o2 for plants. Optimal co2 for most plants is around 1000ppm.

Increasing co2 will make crops larger and will, because of better production will draw more minerals from the land. So, there's that element of truth.

But then it takes that element of what is valid and tries to spin it in the worst way possible.
Yowza. Bad science take alert.

Not all plants are the same. There are three different kinds of oxygenic photosynthesis. Different plants have different CO2 requirements and different abilities to process and use CO2. While some plants may benefit from increased CO2, others will die or, like in the study, have decreased nutrient value .

Take your analogy of O2. Oxygen in the right amounts is necessary for humans to live. But at too high of levels, it leads to cell damage and death
 
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Yowza. Bad science take alert.

Not all plants are the same. There are three different kinds of oxygenic photosynthesis. Different plants have different CO2 requirements and different abilities to process and use CO2. While some plants may benefit from increased CO2, others will die or, like in the study, have decreased nutrient value .

Take your analogy of O2. Oxygen in the right amounts is necessary for humans to live. But at too high of levels, it leads to cell damage and death
Congrats... obvious point of the day. I was talking in generalities. Tell me, which plant has a lower ideal co2 level that you feel I neglected to mention?

Your version is me telling you that X *3 is still in the range that is safe, and actually is better. You're trying to sell the story that it is too much...
 
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Genetically modified foods can help that, like golden rice, but thanks to irrational fear of GMOs and ignorance the natives of poor countries weren't having it. Rice is the most eaten food but it has very little in nutrients
 

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