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Carbon Footprint


A representation of the effect human activities have on the climate in terms of the total amount of greenhouse gases produced (measured in units of carbon dioxide). See to learn more.

Example of Carbon Footprint:

Studies have shown that human activities are responsible for climate change by increasing the global warming. The burning of fossil fuels releases various greenhouse gases that traps the heat from the sun and preventing it to be released to the outer space. Co2 emission as a component of greenhouse gases is known as our carbon footprint.
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