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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Caption: A new NASA modeling effort found that in a doubled-carbon dioxide world plant growth could lessen global warming by about 0.3 degrees C globally. The same model found that the world would warm by 1.94 degrees C without this cooling feedback factored in.

Credit: National Park Service

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