2 How will this increase in Carbon accelerate climate change Give at least

2 how will this increase in carbon accelerate climate

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2. How will this increase in Carbon accelerate climate change? Give at least three scenarios that will occur as a result of an increase in Carbon in the atmosphere. They must be realistic and based on science. Cite your sources and provide evidence. B ecause of the cyclical nature of the carbon cycle, the impacts humans cause can lead to a number of amplifications and feedbacks. Increasing atmospheric CO2 and CH4 (along with other greenhouse gases) causes higher globa l air temperatures which in turn increases decomposition in soil, thereby releasing more CO2 to the atmosphere. Increases in global temperature also affect ocean temperatures, modifying oceanic ecosystems and having the potential to disrupt the oceanic carbon cycle, limiting the ocean’s ability to absorb and store carbon. Large amounts of carbon are stored in living plants. Therefore, land use changes, especially the clearance of forests, can influence the carbon cycle and its role in the atmosphere. The removal of vegetation eliminates plants which would otherwise be capturing carbon from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. Also, as dense forests are replaced by crops/pasture land/built environments, there is usually a net decrease in the carbon store, as smaller plants store far less carbon than large trees. Deforestation also allows much more soil to be eroded, and carbon stored in the soil is rapidly taken into rivers. 3. How can we reduce the amount of Carbon your topic adds to the atmosphere? Be specific and realistic and cite your sources. Your sources must be based on science. We can reduce the amount of carbon that manufacturing adds to the atmosphere by reducing the amount of fossil fuels burned. Under natural conditions the release of carbon from fossil fuels occurs slowly, as they are subducted into the mantle, and CO2 is released through volcanic activity. However, humans are heavily reliant on fossil fuels, and extract it from the lithosphere in great quantities. Burning coal, oil, natural gas, and other fossil fuels for industrial
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activity removes the carbon from the fossil fuels and emits it as CO2 into the atmosphere. This rapid increase of carbon into the air could be easily avoided if we turned to cleaner ways to run the factories and more renewable sources of energy.
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