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Synonyms: CO2, Kohlenstoffdioxid

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is emitted in several ways. Naturally through the carbon cycle and through human activities like the burning of fossil fuels. These human activities have increased CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere since the beginning of the industrial revolution and these high concentrations of GHG are now contribution to dangerous anthropogenic climate change.

Related terms:
greenhouse effect, carbon, global warming potential, conventional energy

Broader terms:
greenhouse gas emissions

Narrower terms:
carbon monoxide

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