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Excluding fossil fuel combustion, how else do humans affect the carbon cycle?

Last updated 15 November 2001
Originally answered 15 November 2001

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Excluding fossil fuel combustion, how else do humans affect the carbon cycle?

Answer

Data on CO2 emissions from all sources, including cement manufacture, can be found in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report “EPA Inventory (2002) of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions & Sinks: 1990-2000” http://www.epa.gov/oppeoee1/globalwarming/publications/emissions/us2002/index.html, especially Chapter 3. Industrial Processes
http://www.epa.gov/oppeoee1/globalwarming/publications/emissions/us2002/industrial_processes.pdf

These other sources also have CO2 emissions data and information:

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center.
http://cdiac.esd.ornl.gov/by_new/bysubjec.html#carbon

International Energy Agency, Greenhouse Gas Research & Development Programme.
A conference report- Emission Reduction of Greenhouse Gases from the Cement Industry
http://www.ieagreen.org.uk/prghgt42.htm

News report on an article in Science, Oct. 2000. “Humans Altered Global Carbon Cycle In Last 200 Years”
http://www.climateark.org/articles/2000/4th/hualglcc.htm


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