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As more carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases build up in the atmosphere, average global temperatures rise. This creates severe storms, torrential rains, and more flooding in some areas.

The increased temperatures and additional access to water can cause increased plant growth in the region. This plant growth, in turn, sequesters additional carbon from the atmosphere and traps it in the plant biomass.

This scenario is an example of a __________________ feedback loop that has __________________ impact on global warming.

A

positive; beneficial

B

positive; detrimental

C

negative; beneficial

D

negative; detrimental

E

oscilating; mominal

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