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The History of a Carbon Cycle
Updated: 9/23/2020
The History of a Carbon Cycle
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  • This carbon atom's journey starts in the atmosphere.
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  • Through diffusion by photosynthesis, plants harness energy from the sun and take the carbon to form glucose and oxygen.
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  • Animals ingest the plants and the carbon stored in the plants.
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  • The animals die, and their bodies decay into the soil.
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  • Some soil bacteria produce methane when breaking down materials in low-oxygen conditions. Large amounts of methane is produced this way in wetlands and landfills.
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  • Methane in the Earth's atmosphere is broken down into carbon dioxide through a series of reactions. This has returned the carbon to the atmosphere.
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