The Carbon Footprint

Please enjoy this post from Ms. Hetal Patel, Co-Founder of Future Frogmen.

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From transportation to cooking on a grill, human activities often impact the surrounding atmosphere. When burning fossil fuels or wood, the combustion results in carbon dioxide molecules being released into the atmosphere.

Carbon dioxide emissions from human activities have contributed to notable changes in Earth’s environment and atmosphere. In great quantities, CO2 acts as a greenhouse gas in the planet’s troposphere, the lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere. A large accumulation of carbon dioxide contributes towards the escalation of climate change and its impacts on Earth’s ecosystems. Increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have resulted in increased amounts of CO2 dissolving into the ocean, disrupting the coral and zooxanthellae symbiotic relationship and resulting in vast areas of coral dying out. Similarly to the oceans, an array of environments and species are affected by rising CO2 levels.

Humans can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere by…

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