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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892

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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

What human activities release the most CO2 into the atmosphere?

Summary Introduction

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The human activities that release most carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Introduction:

The anthropogenic activities of humans including the emission of harmful gases from industries, agricultural practices, and the introduction of exotic species into the ecosystem cause a disturbance in the global carbon and nitrogen cycle.

Explanation

Scientists have reported that the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has increased by up to 35% in the last 150 years and by 16% in the last 30 years. The main contributor to the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the burning of fossil fuels and wood. The combustion of fuel and wood produces a large amount of carbon dioxide, released directly into the atmosphere...

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