Carbon and Sulphur Cycles - The Carbon and Sulphur Cycles...

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The Carbon and Sulphur Cycles IE380: MIE380: Ecological Systems Spring 2010 March 3, 2010
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Carbon Common sources of carbon: limestone, carbon dioxide, charcoal (diamonds), peat, fossil fuels, methane, cellulose, glucose 15th most abundant element in the Earth's crust 2 nd most abundant element by mass in humans Chemical basis of all known life 3
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A measure of the impact our activities have on the environment The amount of greenhouse gases produced in ur day ay lives Carbon Footprint our day-to-day lives units of tonnes (or kg) of CO 2 equivalent Primary footprint : direct emissions of from the burning of fossil fuels Secondary footprint : indirect emissions from the whole lifecycle of products we use 5
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Carbon Footprint The Footprinting Process: Home Transportation Food Lifestyle 6
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Carbon Labels Provides information about how much CO 2 was emitted in the production, manufacturing, and transport and will be emitted in the use of the product. Independent labelling body The Carbon Trust
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