Today we discussed the carbon cycle, which is the way that carbon gets moved through our environment. Carbon is essential to life on Earth and is a key component to proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. The carbon cycle is a model that scientists have created to show how carbon gets transferred between the atmosphere, land, water, and organisms. When you eat a living organisms (whether it is a buffalo or a carrot) you are adding to the carbon cycle.
A carbon sink is a deposit of carbon that stores carbon for an indefinite period of time. Fossil fuels and limestone deposits are examples of these reservoirs of carbon.
In your life, where do you think you are creating the most CO2?
What would be one way that you could reduce the amount of CO2 that you create?