Retention Of Carbon In The Calvin Cycle: Synthesis And Increase Global Warming

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Trees naturally sequester atmospheric carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and thus decrease global warming and its repercussions. Carbon dioxide is an essential component of the Calvin Cycle for the production of glucose, which is the primary energy source for plants as well as many herbivorous and carnivorous consumers. With the rapid increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels from anthropogenic activity since the Industrial Revolution, scientist suspect that carbon dioxide fertilization will amplify photosynthesis and, therefore, sequester more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to the terrestrial carbon sink in the form of trees (Bonan 2008).2 Forests are a major terrestrial carbon sink and contain approximately 45% of terrestrial carbon (Bonan 2008).2 Since carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that absorbs infrared radiation and, therefore, contributes to the increase in global temperatures, the reduction in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels minimizes global warming (Bonan 2008).2 Retention of carbon in the terrestrial sink also decreases the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide …show more content…
Humans also benefit from the presence of wildlife in the city because people can experience nature and interact with animals without having to leave the premises of the city (USDA 2010).14 All in all, urban forests have large benefits and profits as suggested in the five cities study that calculated the total annual dollar of all trees in Berkeley at $3.25 million and $89 per tree (McPherson et al. 2005).8 Urban forests and landscaping contribute temperature stabilization, economic boosts, noise absorption, decreased levels of crime, environmental benefits, aesthetics, and much

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