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Unformatted text preview: produced as a result of energy consumption. Fossil fuels and industry and technology. This is generally talking about the photosynthetic ability of plants. Average for each person currently on a global scale 5.4 acres (exceeds global biocapacity by 20%) For citizens of the United States our football is 24 acres Reasons for increase of CO2 Burning of fossil fuels Biological respiration Loss of rainforests Pollution of ocean Release of CO2 from rock and sediments Acid Rain SO2= Sulfur Dioxide NO2= Nitric Acid H2S= Hydrogen Sulfide H2SO4=Sulfuric Acid H2NO3= Nitric Acid H2CO3= carbonic acid Sources Burning fossil fuels- coal oil gas Industry Results Dissolve Carbonates, Marble limestone cement Corrodes metals Lowers PH of water reservoirs...
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course BIO 1005 taught by Professor Limcomb during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '08