Photosynthesis - Green Energy
CO2 + H2O + hf + chloroplast ➞ E(stored) + O2
where: hf = photon energy from lightThis reaction illustrates how green plants use carbon dioxide, water, and light to store solar energy and release oxygen. The energy is stored (much like a battery) in the carbon bonds of organic molecules produced within living plants. Oxygen is released as a gas and the entire process is clean, green, and natural.
E(stored) + O2 + 🔥 ➞ CO2 + H2O + Δ + hf
where: Δ = heat and hf = photon energy from light
This rerverse reaction illustrates how man uses the energy stored in dead plant matter such as fossil fuels, wood, and other organic sources by burning them in the presence of oxygen. This produces carbon dioxide and water vapor while releasing the stored energy in the form of heat and light. However, almost all combustion is incomplete and toxic by-products are released into the environment. ☠
Photosynthesis stores approximately 130 trillion watts of power on earth today! That is about eight times the amount that humans currently consume. Of all the millions of different species of life on earth, only man combusts dead plant matter and uses the released energy for transportation, heating, cooking, and generating electricity.