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How can carbon dioxide hurt us?

Question: How can carbon dioxide hurt us?

Response: Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a necessary ingredient for plants to perform photosynthesis, and a critical component of our atmosphere. However, you can have too much of a good thing! The excess CO2 we are adding to the atmosphere increases global temperatures, leading to climate changes that can harm plants, animals, and humans.

 

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  • Topic #: 23002-33344
  • Date Created: 4/16/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 6/6/2012
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