Don’t blame the cars, blame the trees

10 May

Heatwaves can make trees pollute

Conventional wisdom holds that plants will purify the air, helping to reduce concentrations of harmful gases.

But experts at York University now say this effect can reverse itself in the UK during extremely hot conditions.

When temperatures exceed a threshold, trees and other plants emit chemicals that encourage toxic ozone production.

Dude, that is freaky. I mean, the trees are gassing us to death. Further, ozone contributes to global warming, so the trees are making the Earth warmer and thus encouraging themselves to produce more ozone. Once the trees start trying to kill us, it's over!

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