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If organic matter is buried - such as in landfill - it will decay anaerobically, resulting in CH4 (methane) rather than CO2 (Carbon dioxide). Methane is about 30 times more harmful as a global warming gas. Hence the reason why it is important not to landfill organic matter such as paper, card or waste food. However landfill of plastics (which is generally ...


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If plants were growing poorly when atmospheric CO2 was 200ppm, it was probably because Earth was in the middle of an ice age and covered with glaciers, not because plants were starved of carbon dioxide. All things being equal, increasing the amount of carbon dioxide available in the atmosphere can benefit some plants, but the problem is that all things do ...


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Musk didn't state his reasoning, but the only benefits of higher CO2 levels that I can see are that a) plants grow more vigorously, so therefore we can expect better crops, and where damaged forest is left alone it will regenerate more quickly, b) climate warming is an insurance against the next ice age or little ice age. There was a Little Ice Age between ...


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