Can We Still Save Our Goldilocks Zone From Climate Change Catastrophes?
Kawalpreet K Aneja* and Kiranjot K Aneja
Biology Educator for Randolph Career and Technical Institute, Henry Ave, Philadelphia, USA
*Corresponding Author: Kawalpreet K Aneja, Biology Educator for Randolph Career and Technical Institute, Henry Ave, Philadelphia, USA.
June 02, 2023; Published: June 23, 2023
Trees are the lungs of our planet. Among all the planets in our solar system, only Earth is habitable. Heterotrophic life forms survived better after the evolution of photosynthetic cyanobacteria and the earliest marine and freshwater algal mats about 2.460-2.426 Ga [1,2]. With photosynthesis, atmospheric oxygen levels rose, the ozone layer formed, and life flourished on Earth. During photosynthesis, chloroplasts convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen in the sunlight. There are about 100 chloroplasts in each mesophyll layer of leaves . Photosynthesis converts ∼200 billion tons of CO2 into complex organic compounds annually and produces ∼140 billion tons of oxygen in the atmosphere . By harnessing solar energy through photosynthesis green plants and trees are the sole source of food on Earth. In addition to the source of oxygen, and food, trees release negative ions, beneficial vapors and aerosols of many biogenic volatile compounds like terpenes that prevent lifestyle-related diseases like cardiovascular, cerebrovascular, metabolic, and cancer. The only way to save our future is by stopping trees cutting and preserving our old forests. It is beneficial to grow trees around hospitals and workplaces so that people can enjoy forest therapy during lunchtime or leisure time. Students should have classes and study time in these forest areas. Can we still restore our forests and stop climate change?
Keywords: Agarikon; Forests,; Forest Bathing; Climate Change; Photosynthesis; Respiration
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