Carbon Cycle and Storage

Carbon Cycle and Storage
Carbon Cycle and Storage

Carbon Cycle and Storage

Date Published

1 November 2023

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Edinburgh Napier University
Carbon Cycle and Storage

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Summary

The carbon cycle is essential for life on Earth: through processes like photosynthesis, respiration, and fossilisation, carbon is stored in organic matter, fossils, and the atmosphere.

To sustain life on earth, the carbon cycle must maintain an equilibrium. This balance is essential to prevent atmospheric warming. The part timber plays in this is explained in this Knowledge Sheet.