Earth’s Life Support Systems

1.a Water and Carbon Support Life on Earth and Move Between the Land, Oceans and Atmosphere


Extra Reading

Tropical Peatlands and their Global Importance in the Carbon Cycle

Article in Nature about Carbon Storage

Carbon currently stored in vegetation: 450 GtC Carbon stored in vegetation that would exist without human disturbance: 916 GtC. That’s a sizeable difference. By comparison, current emissions from fossil fuels and industry are 10 GtC/year.

Guardian Article about Carbon Stores

Synoptic Link – Climate Change causing increased migration