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Do You Remember Anything About The Carbon Cycle?

Take a deep breath... What part of the carbon cycle are you contributing to?

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    The biosphere (living and dead plants and animals)
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    The lithosphere (all them rocks)
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    The oceans (so much water)
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    The atmosphere (all that air)
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    The rocks by a HUGE amount.

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    Methane
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    Halocarbons
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    Carbon Monoxide
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    Carbon Dioxide
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    It's all about that carbon dioxide!

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    That's why we do it!

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    The decaying remains of once-living organisms
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    Diamonds formed by the unrelenting pressure of the deep and perilous ocean
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    That nefarious acid created when atmospheric carbon dioxide mixes with water
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    The putrid waste of living organisms
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    It takes a lot more pressure than the weight of the ocean to

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    Photosynthesis
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    Respiration
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    Decomposition
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    Precipitation
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    That's how carbon enters the biosphere from the atmosphere!

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    Because cows fart a bunch
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    For decorative purposes only
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    Their farts contain hella carbon.

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    Through photosynthesis and by being absorbed into the oceans
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    Through ocean absorption and chemical change caused by solar radiation.
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    Solar radiation does not alter atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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    Seasonal changes in ocean circulation cause more ocean absorption during the Northern Hemisphere winter.
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    The Northern Hemisphere has more land, so when its spring and summer there, there is more photosynthesis globally.
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    People drive more during the summer.
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    Air conditioning (a summer activity) requires a ton of energy and requires the burning of a lot of fossil fuels.
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    The amount of atmospheric CO2 totally flucutate because of plant growth and decay in the Northern Hemisphere.

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