Reading this question How many trees would I have to plant to solve Global Warming? was a small inspiration.
If 5 billion small devices where released to the atmosphere to convert CO2 to O2 what could go wrong...?
- besides the fact that we would have a lot of garbage to collect afterwards
- a chance of rapid increase in O2 levels e.g. 1-3%, which could mean that fires could start easier now that more fuel (O2) exist?
PS: Fire does reproduce CO2...
This question may seem foolish but it is here for a reason. If not understood from some people this is not reason to close it. Some may understand it. Flagging it as "not-clear" is wrong.
The actual purpose of this question is to indicate that CO2 is a factor of climate change but not the only one. There are several factors that could be even higher in a criticality scale. Radiation of our own could be a very scary factor.
The "what could go wrong" part of the question is only there to show that "almost anything" could go wrong in a massive scale operation. So i was expecting something more in an answer or even a comment than a simple Google search of how much is the percentage of CO2.
The "Fire does reproduce CO2..." part was also written to indicate that a "natural" mechanism of preventing fire is to increase CO2 %.
When O2 percentage rises eventually (after a period of time and several fires) CO2 levels would also rise, so historical data on the percentage of O2 and CO2 such as in this search would be a good start for an answer that would want to indicate that there have been several climate changes in the past from which we could learn something provided that there were accurate data to back it up.
Provided the fact that there were so many comments, only one answer was given.