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John asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 1 month ago

If all the ice in the world melts won't it free up land for a trillion more trees leading to cleaner air and a surplus of food for all?

Prove me wrong.

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  • 1 month ago
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    I can't prove you wrong. But history can prove you right. Case in point: I was born in South Dakota. At one time that portion of South Dakota was under a glacier. Now it is very productive farmland and yields great crops year after year. This land produces a great percentage of the wheat that makes the bread that the nation eats. 

    And to NONAME: That portion of South Dakota was treeless until our government gave homesteaders trees to plant. That was only 150 years ago. Look at it now.

    • james
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      That wheat is mostly Durem wheat. Used more in noodles & such not bread. 

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  • 1 month ago

    If we are lucky and the ice all melts then most major cities would be inundated killing all the residents.  THAT would lead to cleaner air and a surplus of food for all the creatures that remain.  All we need to do is get rid of the human blight upon the environment of the world.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You forget about the lands that are flooded over because of the rising sea levels so much land is lost to viable crops.  No one could grow anything in NYC anyways...or Florida

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  • 1 month ago

    But it would flood the world

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  • JimZ
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    1 month ago

    Some of it will.  Obviously if it all melted, it would mean that it would be much warmer than it is now where it melted and thus more suitable for more trees.  Trees aren't the solution to warming IMO.  Trees are plants and they take some carbon from the atmosphere but so do weeds and grass.  

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  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not if the water floods the land. Further, the next-warmer biome from perpetual snow and ice is the tundra, which is treeless.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you may not be wrong but you;re still stoopid!!!!!!!!!!!!

    republicans can't pull their heads out!!

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  • 1 month ago

    Trees don't grow in the Arctic, or at least very well. I lived 750 miles north of the Arctic circle and there were zero trees, however a few hundred miles south, there are really small trees. Mostly like shrubs or something. It would take hundreds of years to have anything grow which would be significant enough to do what you suggest.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    trees don't grow in salt water.

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  • 1 month ago

    People can not eat trees

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    • oikoσ
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      1 month agoReport

      Have an apple, dusted with cinnamon, or heart-of-palm salad, washed down with tonic water.

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