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the organic circulation of carbon from the atmosphere into organisms and back again

a thermonuclear reaction in the interior of stars

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This new recognition of the workings of our forest carbon cycle has come as a wake-up call to policy-makers.
Without a carbon cycle and greenhouse gases to retain heat on the two moons, they would need so much energy from the sun to thaw that the radiation would send them directly from frozen to scorching without experiencing a period of habitability.
Over time, that carbon gets buried in marine sediments and eventually infiltrated into the second cycle--a much larger and slower one we'll call the geologic carbon cycle.
Understanding the global carbon cycle is the key to understanding climate change.
The map will help scientists build an inventory of how much carbon the world's forests store and how fast those carbon cycles through ecosystems and back into the atmosphere.
Compassionate humour played right alongside intellectual rationality as she eulogized the great oceans and explained how they play such a critical role in the carbon cycles of our world.
However, even with the lack of data I mentioned above, we know enough about the carbon cycles of permanent crops to predict that winegrape production will result in a net production of [CO.
Short carbon cycles are much better for limiting climate change.
They represent the largest component of the terrestrial biological carbon pool and may exert a large influence on global carbon cycles because they store about one-third of the global terrestrial soil organic carbon (1,395 Gt [3.