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Earths Carbon Cycle

Burning coal, oil or natural gas moves long-buried carbon into the atmosphere. There it remains for hundreds of years, trapping heat that otherwise would have radiated back to outer space.

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NYSDEC - Large Diagram Illustrating the Earth's Carbon Cycle