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Plants likely to turn less thirsty as climate warms, says study
 

Plants likely to turn less thirsty as climate warms, says study

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A warming planet might not dry out Earth as much as previously believed, because plants will become less thirsty as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises, researchers have said.Previous studies have
 
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31 Aug 2016 - General
 
"When CO{-2}is abundant, stomata stay open for shorter periods and lose less water" That is a good hypothesis. But what would be the cumulative effect of this mechanism on photosynthesis? We can predict it both ways. Increased carbon dioxid...
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Plants absorb CO2 through mouth-like pores on their leaves
But when these pores are open they enable moisture to escape
Increasing CO2 means these pores will be open for shorter periods
As the plants lose less moisture, they will require ...
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