Carbon cycle

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  • Created on: 26-05-15 18:05
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  • Carbon cycle
    • Burning fossil fuels accounts for 70% of the increase in CO2
    • Deforestation accounts for 30% of the increase in CO2
      • Half of the world's forest have been removed over the last 30 years
    • Global warming will change rainfall patterns, rise in sea level, impacts on wildlife and humans
      • Polar caps melting resulting in flooding of coastal areas
      • Increased freq of extreme weather
      • Deserfication
      • Increased crop yields but also more pests
      • Massive reduction in grain crops in N America and Central Asia
      • Decreased ocean PH threatening coral reefs and fish
    • All organisms respire releasing CO2 to the atmosphere + burning of fossil fuels


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