Questions and Assignments

Use the tools and the concepts learned so far to discuss and determine answers to the following questions:

  1. What is the role of weathering of rocks in the carbon cycle? What are the chemical reactions in this process?
  2. Which components in the carbon cycle act as carbon sinks?
  3. If fossil fuel usage increases, what would be the effect on the different carbon sinks? What would be the possible changes in the Earth’s climate?
  4. What are the possible impacts of deforestation on the natural carbon cycle? How might these changes affect the Earth’s climate?