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CARBON CYCLE



Trees - solid carbon calcium carbonate
carbonic acid |
|----> calcium carbonate
carbonic acid | |
Calcium bicarbonate gas
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Solid carbon(cockolitnifors)
Gaian scientists say that life on Earth moulds the environment, just as the changing environment influenced the evolution of life. The carbon dioxide cycle is one of the most important aspects of this interaction. Carbon is released to the atmosphere by volcanic activivty , respiration , decay and now by human activity. Plants remove carbon from the air and "fixes" it in living things. Dead organisms remove carbon from the system. The two major carbon dioxide "sinks" are in the tropical rainforests and the oceans. The rainforests lie between one and two tones of carbon for each square km. That is why we should reduce deforestalation and accelerate reforestation.