- Kendl Yanusko
- Falls Church, VA
- United States
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Elevating photosynthesis to our atmosphere to directly target greenhouse gases
The topic of global warming and the noticable rise of CO2, carbon dioxide, in our biosphere has generated a lot of attention and has stimulated the interest of scientists for quite some time now.
I have never heard of this idea about how to handle or ease this situation, so I thought I would ask the opinion of others. We are aware that photosynthesis in plants produces the oxygen we need by taking in CO2, as well as H2O and sunlight. We also know that planting more trees helps our atmosphere maintain health.
I recently discovered there is a formed method of artificial photosynthesis, so I ask why we can't simply throw this method, by way of certain components or chemicals, into the outer region where the greenhouse gases are most concentrated. That way, the photosynthesis will combine with the increased sunlight and H2O from cloud vapour to remove the CO2 and give us an output of fresh oxygen.
Let me know what you think. As for methods of delivering this system into our atmosphere, I've thought about the contrails or emmision tails that come from planes and how we might add photosynthesizing chemical to this. Also, as a whimsical idea, what about an invention that allowed for hanging gardens above us?! That would be amazing.