More crop yields adding more CO2 to atmosphere

November 20, 2014 12:29 AM

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More crop yields adding more CO2 to atmosphere

Washington: A sharp rise in food production to meet the demands for rising population accounts for as much as 25 percent of the seasonal increase in carbon dioxide (CO2), finds new research.

The carbon dioxide absorbed by plants in the spring and summer as they convert solar energy into food is released back to the atmosphere in autumn and winter.

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