Carbon-Related Facts


UNDERSTANDING CARBON

 

CARBON CYCLE

Elena Lioubimtseva, PhD.- Associate Professor, PhD Environmental Geography, M.S. Geography. Grand Valley State University

Carbon is a very important neutral.  It’s a very important chemical.  It controls so many different processes on our planet.  We consist of carbon.  Any life form on our planet consists primarily on carbon.  Read more or watch the video…     

DYK CARBON CYCLE ELENA  www.energy-101.org

 

 

TREES: THE CARBON STORAGE EXPERTS

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The heat is on. Global warming has speeded up, yet debates continue about the best way to slow the increase of carbon dioxide that is trapping heat in the Earth’s atmosphere. Carbon needs to be pulled out of the atmosphere and put into long-term storage elsewhere. This process is called carbon sequestration, and high-technology ways to accomplish it are being explored worldwide.

However we don’t have to wait for high tech sequestration. We can increase carbon sequestration now by working with some experts. They’re called trees, and they have almost 350 million years’ experience in sequestering carbon. Trees, like other green plants,…Learn more>>

– Active Forest Management

– Avoided Deforestation

– Forest Preservation

– Afforestation

– Forests Are Truly a Green Way to Reduce CO2

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WHERE IS THE CARBON GOING?

At approximately 400 parts per million, atmospheric carbon dioxide is at a higher level than ever before in recorded history. But less than half the carbon dioxide emitted into Earth’s atmosphere by human activities stays there, while the rest is absorbed by the ocean and natural land “sinks.” Scientists hope the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 will help resolve the longstanding scientific puzzle of where this carbon is going…. Read more>>  

DYK UNDERSTANDING CARBON, NASA WHERE IT'S GO      www.nasa.gov

 

Jason-3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise

Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking global sea level rise, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Sunday at 10:42 a.m. PST (1:42 p.m. EST) aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

CARBON RELATED- jason 3   Jason-3 is an international mission led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership with NASA, the French space agency CNES, and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.

“Jason-3 will take the pulse of our…Learn more>>      nasa.gov

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CARBON SEQUESTRATION 

CARBON SEQUESTRATION: MANAGING FORESTS IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

12 February 2014-  Valentin Bellassen & Sebastiaan Luyssaert

…In the past few decades, the world’s forests have absorbed as much as 30% (2 petagrams of carbon per year; Pg C year−1) of annual global anthropogenic CO2 emissions1 — about the same amount as the oceans. Two-thirds of forests are managed.  Read more>>

DYK CO2 MANAGE FOREST       www.nature.com

 

MIT- CARBON CAPTURE & SEQUESTRATION TECHNOLOGIES

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SHORTCUT TO CARBON DIOXIDE PLASTICS HOLDS SEQUESTRATION PROMISE

7 March 2014  Elinor Richards

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Japanese scientists have cleared a significant hurdle in using carbon dioxide as a chemical feedstock and made a polymer that contains almost a third of the gas by weight. The team discovered a way to make the reaction conditions for the addition of carbon dioxide to an olefin more favourable, which they claim could make the large-scale production of carbon dioxide-based plastics possible.  Read more>>  

 

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WHAT SOURCES OF CARBON DIOXIDE CAN IT BE APPLIED TO?

The figure below shows the portion of CO2 that is currently being captured from power plants and other industrial facilities and the portion that is extracted by production wells from natural CO2 bearing formations in the United States…. Read more>> http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ccs/index.html

 DYK CO2 SEQUES RESOURCES

 

WHERE CAN CAPTURED CARBON DIOXIDE BE STORED?

After capture, carbon dioxide (CO2) is compressed and then transported to a site where it is injected underground for permanent storage… Read more>>

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DYK CO2 SEQUES WHERE TO GO

 

 

Tony Anderson- General Manager, Cherryland Electric Cooperative

If we want to…  If we believe in climate change and we want to stop carbon from going up in the air, we have to decide what we’re going to do with it.  Read more or watch the video…    

DYK CARBON SEQUESTRATION TONY    www.energy-101.org

 

Elena Lioubimtseva, PhD.- Associate Professor, PhD Environmental Geography, M.S. Geography. Grand Valley State University

What is it exactly?  Well, sequestration basically is another sense to a word for storage.  How much carbon can be stored in different sinks? Read more or watch the video…  

DYK CARBON SEQUESTRATION ELENA    www.energy-101.org

 

John Stivers- Owner & Operator of J.H. Stivers Project Services LLC

Carbon sequestration.  There’s a fixed amount of carbon in the world and the trick is getting it in the right place and keeping it out of that wonderful little atmosphere that allows us to live on this planet.  Read more or watch the video  

DYK CARBON SEQUESTRATION JOHN   www.energy-101.org

 

 

U.S. ENERGY-RELATED CO2 EMISSIONS IN 2013 EXPECTED TO BE 2% HIGHER THAN IN 2012

Principal contributors: Yanna Antypas, Tyson Brown

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CO2 emissions from energy activities declined four out of six years since their 2007 peak, and were historically low (12% below the 2005 level) in 2012. From 2005 to 2013, the key energy-economic drivers of a changing U.S. energy landscape included: Read more>> 

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CLIMATE OFFSETS

Tony Anderson- General Manager, Cherryland Electric Cooperative

A carbon allowance is an instrument that will be issued by the government or a trading exchange that will give the utilities the right to emit a certain level of carbon.  Read more or watch the video>> 

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Karel Rogers- Professor of Biology, Emeritus, Grand Valley State University

One complicated game people can play when it comes to lifestyles that produce excess carbon into the atmosphere, is to purchase carbon offsets….Read more or watch the video>>  

DYK CARBON CARBON OFFSET KAREL  www.energy-101.org

 

 

John Stivers- Owner & Operator of J.H. Stivers Project Services LLC 

Carbon offsets are the financial instruments used in a cap and trade structure….  Read more or watch the video>>  

DYK CARBON CARBON OFFSETS JOHN   www.energy-101.org

 

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

Tony Anderson- General Manager, Cherryland Electric Cooperative

How do we deal with climate change and keep electricity affordable?… Read more or watch the video>> 

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Elena Lioubimtseva, PhD. Associate Professor, PhD Environmental Geography, M.S. Geography. Grand Valley State University

Well, it seems to me that the debate about climate change has been somewhat misplaced in the media here in the past few years.  It has been disproportionately focused on what we don’t know about climate change or about infectanitism surrounding the signs of climate change….  Read more or watch the video>>   

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Karel Rogers, PhD.- Professor of Biology, Emeritus, Grand Valley State University

It’s important when you think about climate change, to recognize the difference between climate and weather…. Read more or watch the video>>   

DYK CARBON CLIMATE CHANGE KAREL   www.energy-101.org

 

 

John Stivers- Owner & Operator of J.H. Stivers Project Services LLC

Climate changes are actually a politically correct euphemism, if you will, for global warming….  Read more or watch the video…  

 

 DYK CARBON CLIMATE CHANGE JOHN  www.energy-101.org