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High CO2 levels cause plants to thicken their leaves, could worsen climate change effects


October 1, 2018

When levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere rise, most plants do something unusual: They thicken their leaves. Now, two University of Washington scientists have shown that this reaction by plants will actually worsen climate change by making the global "carbon sink" contributed by plants less productive. Full Story

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