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The Carbon Cycle and You

  The carbon cycle represents the movement of carbon through the four spheres of the Earth – the biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. This includes the movement of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ), which is an important contributor to the global greenhouse effect. Further information about the Greenhouse Effect can be found in the AusEarthEd video series: Greenhouse Effect I , II , III .   We refer to the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere from various activities as their carbon footprint. While we often think that greenhouse gas emissions are only from industrial activities, we all contribute to the global carbon footprint. Global  carbon footprint Measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide Carbon dioxide equivalents (CO 2 e) provide a measure of the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The CO 2 e measure is explained further in the WASP resource Carbon Offsets – Teacher Notes and Student Worksheet . Calculating the CO 2 e of our activities is chal

Earthquake Hazards

Australian Agriculture: Future of Farming

Australian Agriculture - Overview

Food from Rocks

Emu in the Sky

Reading Rocks: Zircons are Forever

Exploration Drilling and Rehabilitation

The Lifecycle of Geology in a Civil Engineering Project - Part 4