While I do not wish to undermine
this brilliant writeup, there is another, rather major factor
When plants die and decompose
, the decomposition process uses about as much oxygen
as the plant releases during its lifetime
. Therefore, one would need to ensure that any plants 'on the brink
' were removed* before they began to decompose.
This is why de-forestation
does not directly harm our air source (don't get me wrong, it is a very bad thing though). Almost all our air is processed by single cell organism
s living in the ocean and so forth.
suggests that they might be eaten by the occupant.