Re: Looking for ever more curious reasons to go forth and multiply. Re: Looking for ever more curious and witty reasons to go forth and multiply, naturally. Yes, I am sure the plant covers simply eats the stuff. Much of plants, isn't just stuff sucked from the ground, but carbon. We forget how much our planet is solar-powered, even when we burn needed fuels. Although it may not amount to much as to make any difference, I like to count the "carbon sequestation" of the growing human population. Don't human bodies store carbon within them as well? It's not just houses and furniture, but more human bodies alive, is more places to store up the carbon. Not that that was ever a problem though. So just another witty curious reason for humans to go on multiplying their numbers naturally.