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Which process removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere?

1 Answer
Sep 14, 2016


Plant respiration, sea, organic cbon in soil


When plants or ppire they take up the carbon dioxide and let out oxygen:
6 CO2 + 6 H2O (+energy) -->6 O2 + C6H12O6
In addition phytoplankton absorbs carbon dioxide using the same process as normal plants. In addition, the sea is able tools carbon dioxide.
Lastly, soil retains organic carbon from decaying carcasses.
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