* From Quadrant Online, March 29, 2011.CO2 and H2O and sunlightAre the reason we can eat our daily bread ;CO2 and H2O and sunlight :Without the CO2 we’d all be dead
For plants store energy by making sugarsAnd other foods that bring us great delight.It’s the basis of all life upon the planet ,CO2 and H2O and light.
Photosynthesis is what they call it,Photo puts the emphasis on light,Synthesis means putting it together:CO2 and H2O and light.
The lion has an antelope for breakfast,And the antelope, before his final fright,Ate grass, which like all other vegetation,Fixed CO2 and H2O and light.
The mighty whale eats krill to keep its weight up,And the krill eat tiny plants, near out of sight,And the tiny plants create the basic food storeFrom CO2 and H2O and light.
The food chain can be very complicatedWith formulae to give a student fright,But the basis of the chain is very simple –It’s CO2 and H2O and light.
Now some say CO2 is a pollutant,A poison we must always try to fightBut remember if you want to go on living –You need CO2 and H2O and light!
CO2 and H2O and sunlightAre the reason we can eat our daily bread ;CO2 and H2O and sunlight :Without the CO2 we’d all be dead.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Without Carbon Dioxide We’d All Be Dead
“Photosynthesis” by Cliff Ollier*