How is the atmosphere impacted when there is more carbon in it?
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Asked in Atmospheric Sciences
Why is there more oxygen than carbon dioxide in the earths atmosphere?
Asked in Global Warming
What happens when more carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere?
When more carbon dioxide is added to the atmosphere the extra greenhouse gas retains more of the sun's heat and the atmosphere warms up. The carbon cycle normally moves carbon in and out of the atmosphere, maintaining a balance, but CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels is adding more than the cycle can cope with. This is what is causing global warming.