It removes H2O from the atmosphere during glycolysis.


Cellular respiration is a process used by aerobes to process food by combining it with oxygen and diverting the resulting energy via the mitochondria. It is then stored using adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which fuels other processes.

The Cellular Respiration Process Steps.
The Cellular Respiration Process Steps (Source: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu)

Glycolysis is the first step in the process, in which energy is extracted from glucose in ten stages. The process consumes water, thus removing it from the atmosphere and affecting the water cycle. The final step of the cellular respiration process, electron transport, releases water back into the cell, from where it may return into the atmosphere and contribute to the water cycle, as well.