How Does Carbon Get Into the Atmosphere?

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A short video on how carbon can get into the atmosphere. 

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Additional Editors: Sahara Shrestha, USGS

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How does carbon get into the atmosphere?

Atmospheric carbon dioxide comes primarily from natural & human activities.

Natural source of carbon dioxide include most animals,

Which exhale carbon dioxide as a waste product.

Human activities that lead to carbon dioxide emissions primarily come from...

...energy production, including burning coal, oil, or natural gas.

Deforestation also decreases the ability for land to naturally capture CO2.

For more information visit USGS.gov.