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carbon cycle

carbon cycle

Pathways through which carbon is recycled through the biosphere.
cellular respiration

cellular respiration

Process of breaking down glucose to obtain energy in the form of ATP.
fossil fuel

fossil fuel

Remains of long-dead organisms that now serves as an energy source, such as as oil, coal, or natural gas.
global warming

global warming

Global rise in Earth’s temperature due to increases of greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere.
greenhouse gas

greenhouse gas

Gas that lets in light energy but does not let heat escape, contributing to global warming.
photosynthesis

photosynthesis

Process by which specific organisms (including all plants) use the sun's energy to make their own food from carbon dioxide and water; process that converts the energy of the sun, or solar energy, into carbohydrates, a type of chemical energy.

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