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Do humans or insects produce more carbon dioxide?


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2007-10-30 18:40:58
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Insects. Humans produce, through respiration (breathing) about 2 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. If you add the production of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels and other human industry (26 billiion metric tons) and the respiration of domesticated animals (6 billion metric tons), the total carbon dioxide production that can be blamed on humans, directly or indirectly, is 34 billion metric tons. Insects, through respiration, produce 48 billion metric tons.


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Humans produce carbon dioxide through respiration; when humans breathe out, they exhale more carbon dioxide than they had breathed in.

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Some animals produce different amounts of carbon dioxide. insects, use 6 billion metric tons. humans, use only about 2 million metric tons. I bet another animal has 4 million metric tons, and another probably has 7. There you go. Answered.

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Humans produce carbon dioxide as a result of breathing, as the lungs recycle the air and in return they exhale carbon, but it can also be found deep in carbon mines and also in various plants and animals.

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