All life needs carbon right, it can also kill everything too right?



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    People and animals release carbon dioxide naturally through respiration, and plants absorb carbon dioxide to use in photosynthesis. CO2 is an important greenhouse gas that helps lock in the sun’s heat to keep our planet warm and makes life on Earth possible. So yes, carbon is absolutely necessary for life.

    Too much CO2, however, can be bad for our planet. Burning fossil fuels (coal, oil) releases an abundance of CO2 into the atmosphere. This carbon isn’t able to transition out of the atmosphere naturally because there is too much of it. Instead it remains in the atmosphere and traps too much heat on the planet. This heat is absorbed by the oceans and other components of the Earth, resulting in global warming.

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