posted on Dec, 13 2012 @ 06:06 PM
I am working on a text about humankind's impact on its environment. I want to consider everything. One of them is oxygen consumption by 1 average
human, weighting let's say 130 pounds. I need to know how much plant mass, let's say ferns, nature needs to sustain oxygen needs of 1 human. You
know the oxygen experiment where the mice is imprisonned inside an hermetic glass along with a mint plant, and the mice is sustained by the mint's
oxygen, and the mint is sustained by the mouse's co2? Really the same thing here. The question I'm asking is, how much plant mass for a human
(obviously humans need more than a couple-of-inch-tall mint plant)? And, if possible, a source please.