PBI2 – Second Group Report-2

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PBI2 – Second Group Report Information to gather All necessary numbers for calculations listed below Effect of excess CO 2 on environment as a whole How does CO 2 affect the physical properties of air (density, mass, etc.)? Main uses of fossil fuels throughout the world Geographical limitations: are some areas (for example, one with fewer trees) affected more than others? Steps to calculate CO 2 Start with amount of fossil fuels burned per year At present the burning of fossil fuels releases 7 billion tons of carbon into the  atmosphere each year in the form of carbon dioxide gas, C02.  (http://www.hydrogen.co.uk/h2_now/journal/articles/2_global_warming.htm) Multiply this by CO 2 output per fossil fuel o Different fossil fuels release different amounts of co2… Consider amount of natural CO 2 produced (volcanoes, etc.) There are Steps to determine amount of CO 2 absorbed by trees Start with amount of CO 2 an average tree can absorb per
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This note was uploaded on 11/01/2010 for the course CHEM 1211 taught by Professor Atwood during the Fall '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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