The Roots Of The Carbon Cycle

Play this interactive to learn how changing conditions in soil may affect the carbon cycle. Like all aspects of our environment, soil is part of our planet's complex and dynamic energy cycles, including the carbon cycle. Carbon's movement through the environment modifies the temperature of our atmosphere and oceans, provides the structure and fuel for all living organisms, and contributes significantly to the living skin of our earth. This investigation of soil's role in the carbon cycle illustrates the importance of soil to our ecosystems, and demonstrates how human interactions with soil may affect the carbon cycle.

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