The Carbon Cycle: Implications for Climate Change and Congress Metadata

Metadata describes a digital item, providing (if known) such information as creator, publisher, contents, size, relationship to other resources, and more. Metadata may also contain "preservation" components that help us to maintain the integrity of digital files over time.

Title

  • Main Title The Carbon Cycle: Implications for Climate Change and Congress

Creator

  • Author: Folger, Peter
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Energy and Natural Resources Policy; Resources, Science, and Industry Division

Publisher

  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2008-03-13

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This report puts the human contribution of carbon to the atmosphere into the larger context of the global carbon cycle. The report focuses almost entirely on carbon dioxide (CO2), which alone is responsible for over half of the change in Earth's radiation balance. Moreover, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), CO2 is the most important greenhouse gas released to the atmosphere from human activities.

Subject

  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Carbon dioxide
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Greenhouse gases
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Greenhouse effect
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Air pollution
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Carbon dioxide sinks
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Environmental policy

Primary Source

  • Item is not a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States

Collection

  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • CRS Report Number: RL34059
  • Accession or Local Control No: RL34059_2008Mar13
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc463135