The Carbon Cycle And The Earth 's Climate

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The carbon cycle on Earth is essentially how all organisms maintain life on our planet. According to the article “The Carbon Cycle and The Earth’s Climate,” carbon is stored inside our Earth and is released in our atmosphere, plants then combine this element with sunlight and water to go through the process of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis allows plants to form carbohydrates that store energy and this energy is later used to carry out life functions. Photosynthesis is also responsible for other organisms to carry out their life functions as well because the byproduct it produces is oxygen. The carbon cycle is not only accountable for making byproducts that organisms need to live, it is also responsible for maintaining the climate on the planet. CO2 is a greenhouse gas that traps infrared radiation heat in our atmosphere, it maintains temperatures on Earth so that it never gets too cold or too hot for organisms to maintain life (Columbia University). The Carbon Cycle is responsible for maintaining temperatures on our planet but it does need help from living organisms to aid with the process. According to the article “What are Phytoplankton,” organisms such as Phytoplankton are responsible for the transfer of carbon dioxide from our atmosphere to our oceans, Phytoplankton take CO2 from the atmosphere absorb it and either get eaten by other organisms or fall to the ocean floor. This process takes greenhouse gasses from our atmosphere and puts it in the depths of our

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