Atmosphere - Carbon
Carbon is moved from long-term storage in geologic (fossil fuel) reservoirs to the atmosphere.
IPCC Summary for Policymakers (SPM) content
A.1.1 Observed increases in well-mixed greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations since around 1750 are unequivocally caused by human activities.
A.2.1 In 2019, atmospheric CO2 concentrations were higher than at any time in at least 2 million years
Figure SPM.2 Assessed contributions to observed warming in 2010–2019 relative to 1850–1900
Science Standards: NGSS SEP, DCI, CC
SEP: Asking questions & defining problems
SEP: Engaging in argument from evidence
PS1.A Structure & properties of matter
ESS2.A Earth materials & systems
ESS3.B Human impacts on Earth systems
ESS3.D Global climate change
CC: Scale, proportion & quantity
PRI Climate Resources