We are given with the approximate amount of CO2 [8 petagrams (Pg)] introduced to the atmosphere per year as a result of burning of fossil fuel by humans.
We are asked to get the mass of Carbon in kg that is placed on the atmosphere per year. We need to get the amount of Carbon in CO2.
The burning of fossil fuel by humans in 2012 introduced approximately 8 petagrams (Pg) of carbon per year into the atmosphere in the form of CO2.
How many kg of C are placed in the atmosphere each year?
How many kg of CO2 are placed in the atmosphere each year?
A metric ton is 1000 kg. How many metric tons of CO 2 are placed in the atmosphere each year?
There are 7 billion people on Earh. Find the per capita rate of CO 2 production (tons of CO2 per person per year).
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