Plants are Nature’s way of managing CO2 on her blue planet.
They take in CO2 to make more of themselves as those plants die some small part is buried.
New PNAS paper reports the phytoplankton of the ocean sinks to the seabed 15%-25% of the carbon it takes in.
How much CO2 is managed by ocean phytoplankton? In present day conditions nearly 100 billion tonnes per year is buried in the seabed! And this in a time when ocean phytoplankton has been decimated having lost ~50% of the global stocks in the past 50 years! Read more