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    Carbon Dating

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    Once a living thing dies, the carbon dating process begins. As long as an organism is alive it will continue to take in 14C or radio carbon; however, when it dies, it will stop. Since 14C is radioactive (decays into 14N), the amount of 14C in a dead organism gets less and less over time. Therefore, part of the dating process involves measuring the amount of 14C that remains after some has decayed. Scientists now use a device called AMS (don't know what it stands for) to figure out the ratio of 14C to 12C, which increases the "assumed" accuracy to about 80,000 years. In order to actually do the dating, other things need to be known like: - How fast does 14C decay? - What was the starting amount of 14C in the creature when it died? The decay…

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    Carbon Tax

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    Kendon Brown Econ 475 5/31/2018 Carbon Tax Summary and economic discussion: Carbon is one of earth’s most plentiful natural elements, in fact it’s the 15th most abundant elements on Earth and 4th most abundant element by mass, in the universe. Further, Carbon can be found in just about any organic compound, from humans to plants to fossil fuels. Unsurprisingly, carbon is present in every hydrocarbon fuel source this includes coal, oil, natural gas, and petroleum. Indeed, when humans use…

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    Carbon Sequestration

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    weather, but this has been proven to not be the case. This increase in temperature has been determined to be caused by excess amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide traps sunlight in the atmosphere which makes the earth warmer. The excess amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is a serious issue that causes global warming. Three solutions have been brought up to solve this problem and they include, decreasing human dependence of fossil fuels, using more…

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    Carbon Emissions

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    Our world has been in a constant limbo dealing with the atmospheric environment threatened by emissions and carbon dioxide. For centuries, nations have gathered to cultivate ideas on how to decrease the cause of these gases and how to save the future of this planet. The solutions they came up with were to reduce the uses of carbon emitting products, buy different types of equipment, etcetera. The question everyone asks themselves before changing their ways is “Do I really want to do this?” The…

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    What Is The Carbon Cycle?

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    Carbon Cycling Internal Achievement Standard Science 90953: Demonstrate understanding of carbon cycling Carbon Cycling Internal What is the Carbon Cycle? Carbon is a key component in all living organisms and can be found in both living and nonliving organisms. Organisms will continue to contain carbon even when they change or decay. Carbon is found in a variety of living things and can exist as a solid e.g coal and diamonds, a liquid e.g crude oil or a gas, for example CO2…

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    Carbon Capture

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    Carbon capture and storage 1.Introduction Carbon capture and storage is a technology that industrial carbon is taken from the ground to be stored permanently and safely, and away from the mobile carbon pool.[1] This is a very attractive technology due to reducing the harmful gases produced by burning fossil fuels, which may be reduce global warming. This essay will discuss methods of capture and storage, impacts of environment and economic. 2.carbon capture There are 3 main methods to carbon…

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    Carbon Footprint

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    Carbon and Ecological Footprints The Carbon Footprint is a measurement system to find out the amount of greenhouse gases we emit due to human activities starting from individuals to the whole population of the Earth in a given amount of time, and is stated in tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). It is basically the sum of carbon dioxide emissions generated due to our activities and is typically measured per year. The activities could either be from an individual, organization, event, product, city,…

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    Essay On Carbon Cycle

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    The Carbon Cycle Addition of carbon to the atmosphere Respiration: Through respiration, carbon dioxide can be added to the atmosphere. Living organisms use respiration to turn food into usable energy. Aerobic respiration requires oxygen to take place, and produces carbon dioxide, releasing it into the air and atmosphere. The energy taken from the food molecules following digestion is used to fuel the organism, additionally when mixed with oxygen, releases carbon dioxide when exhaling.…

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    Chapter One : INTRODUCTION 1.1. Background The phrase "carbon sequestration" refers to efforts to capture excess carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, condense it, and store it in some benign way (Kirschbaum, 2003). In the same note, carbon sequestration is the removal of the CO2 from the atmosphere by storing it in the biosphere. Forests are known as standing stores of sequestered atmospheric carbon. Given the increased importance of a forest ecosystem as valuable carbon pool, it draws…

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    Riebeek Carbon Cycle

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    Totally different from the water’s cycle, the Carbon cycle was more about chemical elements in the ecosystem-atmosphere. Before diving into the subject, to refresh my memory I went back to read book and article to have a good understanding of this cycle. As asserted by Holli Riebeek, carbon is the backbone of life on Earth and mostly all terrestrial beings are made of carbon. Also, carbon was also the fourth largest element in the universe, forged in the heart of dying stars. An article…

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