How much CO2 is consumed by marine plant life? Will this slow due to global warming?



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    The United Kingdom’s Times reports that approximately two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide is consumed by marine plant life every year.  A main source comes from plankton, which does not reach a permanent home in the seabed.  The capacity to consume CO2 is due to the shrinking marine plant life, which are being reduced at a rate of 7% per year.  And the plant life absorption of is also being affected by global warming as reported in a NASA.  The study found that the ocean’s net primary productivity is declining about 6% over the last twenty years due to climate change. 

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