By Michael Thomsen For Dailmail.com
Published: 23:00 BST, 16 October 2019 | Updated: 23:22 BST, 16 October 2019
In Arizona, scientists have commenced a new six-week experiment to learn more about how climate change will effect rain forests.
The group of researchers, led by a physiologist from the University of Freiburg, flooded the Biosphere 2 with approximately $12,000 worth of carbon dioxide.
The spike in CO2 levels will be accompanied by a planned six week drought to test how the different trees and plants will manage their own stored CO2 levels under worsening climate change conditions.
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A group of researchers sealed the Biosphere 2 in Arizona and flooded it with carbon dioxide to test what will happen to the stored CO2 in rain forest trees and plants as climate change accelerates
Researchers have observed that as climate change has accelerated, droughts will become more frequent, which in turn could trigger even greater concentrations of CO2 gas to be released from plant life.
CO2 is a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the environment that accelerates climate change.
'You need these experiments to unlock the physiology and add it into the models,' William Anderegg, one of the researchers, told Science Magazine.
'It gets us much more mechanistic and rigorous projections of how