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Ecosia is a search engine just like Google. However, the amazing thing about Ecosia is that 80% of the revenues that are obtained from this search engine go towards rain forest protection. Each time an ad is searched, a tree is planted. This is a pragmatic environmentalist approach in which small actions taken by numerous people can have a profound affect on helping the environment and reducing carbon in the atmosphere (What, 2009).
Carbon Dioxide: a colorless, odorless gas produced by burning carbon and organic compounds and by respiration. It is naturally present in air (about 0.03 percent) and is absorbed by plants in photosynthesis (Carbon, n.d.). "The accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, arising primarily from the combustion of carbon fossil fuels and agricultural activities, generates changes in the climate" (Pezzoli, Devila, & d'Elia, 2016).
Deforestation is the clearing of trees, transforming a forest into cleared land. Photosynthesis is the process through which plants use the sun's energy to convert carbon dioxide into organic compounds. This process also produces oxygen (Robbins, et al., 2014).
Cyanobacteria were prokaryotes that lived in an atmosphere that contained less oxygen and more carbon dioxide. The bi-product of their energy consumption process, was oxygen. Eventually, the atmosphere contained more oxygen than carbon dioxide, and they were poisoned by the very atmosphere that they had made. Living things have the ability to influence the characteristics of the Earth, often in ways that change the conditions to which they must adapt in order to survive (Robbins, et al…
In a Ted Talk with Tim Jackson, several ideas were brought to light about ways to have a positive affect on the climate. One concept that was brought up was the idea of taking carbon out of the atmosphere. If we can put Carbon to more use than we are now, we can potentially provide ourselves with a useful resource. In turn, this could lower the amount of carbon in the atmosphere and help slow down the destruction of the climate and ozone surrounding the earth (Jackson, 2010).
When sediments from the earth, such as coal and petroleum, are removed and burned, large quantities of carbon into the atmosphere very quickly. So quickly in fact, that the rate is far faster than they are naturally returned to geological storage (Robbins, et al., 2014)