Tuesday, February 17, 2015

We get most of our Oxygen from the Ocean (Marine Plants)

This is a quick & simple post about a fact that, apparently, a lot of people don't realize. A couple days ago I made a comment on a person's post that was talking about leaves and trees and how we are killing off our oxygen supply. When I mentioned that we get most of our oxygen from the ocean, (but fear not because man is also busy destroying that, as well) a few people seemed shocked and didn't realize this relatively simple factoid.

Most estimates range between 70 to 80% of our oxygen comes from marine plants and whatnot. I have heard claims of up to 85% (maybe they added the freshwater plants, too?), but let's not get carried away. The point is, the majority of our oxygen comes from oceanic means. People would be surprised how much basic algae and phytoplankton produces, to say the least.

So, when we are talking about deforestation, let's talk about potential rises in atmospheric CO2 and the habitats for life that are destroyed during the process along with potential cures for diseases that could be found in the rainforest, for example. But don't say we are destroying all of our oxygen by cutting down a bunch of trees. *sigh*

Well, that's all I'm typing about this Kindergarten subject for today; cheers!

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