Carbon Dioxide And Its Effect On The Environment

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Carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbs energy from the sun, then releases it back into earth; it is the second largest greenhouse gas after water vapour. Carbon dioxide releases out a harmful gas, which is dissolved out to the atmosphere determined by temperature. However CO2 is not one of the main impulsive forces in causing climate shifts, but as the climate cools the concentration of CO2 decreases this then has a further cooling effect. Causing this irregular rise and fall in CO2 levels is the shift where carbon moves between the atmosphere, the earths crust and the ocean. Furthermore, the rapid change of seasons also has an effect in how CO2 levels act, as such in winter the saturation levels in the ocean increases. This then influences the CO2 levels to dissolve in the ocean, resulting to a rise in sea levels and causes such as loss of biodiversity.

Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are visible to radiation that delivers the sun’s energy to the earth. Different types of radiation influence the temperature occurrence in carbon dioxide; this is because the molecules found in the air by carbon dioxide absorb infrared radiation. Carbon dioxide takes up a big amount of infrared radiation this is due to the process in how the gas prevents its escape into space making radiation warm up the atmosphere. An example that we can relate to this matter is how quickly a closed up car heats up under the summer sun. This is similarly the case of carbon dioxide, like with the…
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