Carbon Dioxide or CO2 is a gas in the earth's atmosphere. It is made up of two atoms of oxygen (dioxide) and one atom of carbon.
CO2 is a Greenhouse gas, and therefore the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere will affect the global warming as part of the greenhouse effect.
Carbon Dioxide has increased in the atmosphere by about 35% since the start of the industrial revolution, which was late 18th century to early 19th century.
How is CO2 produced?
There are several ways in which CO2 can be released into the atmosphere.
Do we have any uses for CO2
CO2 has many uses including:
Can we reduce the amount of CO2?
We all produce CO2 in our everyday living; the amount we produce is measured as our carbon footprint. There are several ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint, including:
You could also look into ways to offset your carbon.
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