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  •  they don't know biochemistry, either (2+ / 0-)
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    rovertheoctopus, a2nite

    There's a good reason some plants thrive in colder climates than others. As temperatures go up, the enzyme that catalyzes the slow step in carbon capture is much more likely to carry out a wasteful reaction. These plants have to waste a lot of energy to take care of this product, so their efficiency goes down in higher temps.

    Plus, as others have noted before, CO2 is usually not the limiting factor in plant growth. If it were, the enzyme that used it would be much more efficient than it is.

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