areas of vegetation, especially forests, and the phytoplankton-rich seas that absorb the carbon dioxide produced by the burning of fossil fuels
in ecology, a natural environment that absorbs and stores more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it releases, which offsets greenhouse gas emission
Forests and the oceans are major carbon sinks because much of the carbon dioxide produced elsewhere on the Earth ends up in these bodies.
a relatively cool, red giant having a spectrum with strong bands of carbon compounds.
steel owing its properties principally to its carbon content; ordinary, unalloyed steel. noun steel whose characteristics are determined by the amount of carbon it contains
- Carbon tax
noun a tax on the emissions caused by the burning of coal, gas, and oil, aimed at reducing the production of greenhouse gases Contemporary Examples For example: most Republicans disagree with me that a carbon tax would be a good idea. Obama’s Fighting Speech – Part 4 David Frum January 22, 2013 A carbon tax […]
a colorless, nonflammable, vaporous, toxic liquid, CCl 4 , usually produced by the reaction of chlorine with carbon disulfide, methane, or other carbon-containing compounds: used mainly as a refrigerant, fire extinguisher, cleaning fluid, solvent, and insecticide. noun a colourless volatile nonflammable sparingly soluble liquid made from chlorine and carbon disulphide; tetrachloromethane. It is used as […]