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


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


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


  • Creation: 2008-03-13


  • English


  • 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.


  • 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

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  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


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