All very interesting, fahr, but pretty much a non-sequitur with respect to the question asked.
Here's another interesting aspect about plants as they relate to climate change. According to American Chemical Society, Water is the largest contributor to the greenhouse effect, and constitutes about 95% of the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. On the surface, anyway, it would seem that the less water vapor in the air, the less warming.
In addition to serving to sequester carbon, plants can also capture and retain more water if co2 levels rise from other factors.
Rising CO2 is causing plants to release less water to the atmosphere, researchers say
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As carbon dioxide levels have risen during the last 150 years, the density of pores that allow plants to breathe has dwindled by 34 percent, restricting the amount of water vapor the plants release to the atmosphere, report scientists from Indiana University Bloomington and Utrecht University in the Netherlands in an upcoming issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (now online).
Most plants use a pore-like structure called stomata (singular: stoma) on the undersides of leaves to absorb carbon dioxide from the air. Stomata also allow plants to "transpire" water, or release water to the atmosphere. Transpiration helps drive the absorption of water at the roots, and also cools the plants in the same way sweating cools mammals.
While it is well known that long-lived plants can adjust their number of stomata each season depending on growing conditions, little is known about the long-term structural changes in stomata number or size over periods of decades or centuries That model suggests that a doubling of today's carbon dioxide levels -- from 390 parts per million to 800 ppm -- will halve the amount of water lost to the air, concluding in the second paper that "plant adaptation to rising CO2 is currently altering the hydrological cycle and climate and will continue to do so throughout this century."
Since the amount of water in the atmosphere is much greater than co2, this sounds like a net decrease in warming to me.
Nature has it's ways of balancing things out. Many have suggested that an increase in co2 is highly desirable insofar as it could greatly increase crop yields and photosynthesis in addition to the crops retaining co2 and water.
Edited by Moronium, 08 March 2019 - 10:50 PM.