The biosphere (living and dead plants and animals)The lithosphere (all them rocks)The oceans (so much water)The atmosphere (all that air)
The rocks by a HUGE amount.
MethaneHalocarbonsCarbon MonoxideCarbon Dioxide
It's all about that carbon dioxide!
That's why we do it!
The decaying remains of once-living organismsDiamonds formed by the unrelenting pressure of the deep and perilous oceanThat nefarious acid created when atmospheric carbon dioxide mixes with waterThe putrid waste of living organisms
It takes a lot more pressure than the weight of the ocean to
That's how carbon enters the biosphere from the atmosphere!
Because cows fart a bunchFor decorative purposes only
Their farts contain hella carbon.
Through photosynthesis and by being absorbed into the oceansThrough ocean absorption and chemical change caused by solar radiation.
Solar radiation does not alter atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Seasonal changes in ocean circulation cause more ocean absorption during the Northern Hemisphere winter.The Northern Hemisphere has more land, so when its spring and summer there, there is more photosynthesis globally.People drive more during the summer.Air conditioning (a summer activity) requires a ton of energy and requires the burning of a lot of fossil fuels.
The amount of atmospheric CO2 totally flucutate because of plant growth and decay in the Northern Hemisphere.
Do You Remember Anything About The Carbon Cycle?
Like the stagnant pile of carbon-based sludge at the bottom of the ocean, your knowledge of the carbon cycle has the potential to rise up and see the light of day, but it could take some time.
Your knowledge of the carbon cycle, like the methane expelled from a cow’s digestive tract, is notable but fleeting.
Much like the lithosphere that contains most of our world’s carbon, your knowledge of the carbon cycle is rock solid.
Science Writer, Fossil Beastmaster
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