• Every second, the sun fuses over 600 million tons of hydrogen into 596 tons of helium.
  • About 1% of the light which reaches the Earth’s surface participates in photosynthesis.
  • All the oxygen that is necessary to maintain most forms of life just happens to come about during this process.
  • The oxygen given off supplies most of the oxygen in our atmosphere.
  • Most contemporary organisms rely on oxygen for efficient respiration.
  • So plants don’t just ‘restore’ the air, they also had a major role in creating it.
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