the carbon cycle is the process when carbon components are into living organisms and then go back to the atmosphere by breathing, decaying, and burning of fossil fuels.
Chemical Reactions: two main processes which occur: photosynthesis and metabolism. During photosynthesis, plants use carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. During metabolism oxygen is used and carbon dioxide is a product.
Organic and Inorganic components:
- Terrestrial Biosphere (usually includes freshwater systems and non-living organic material, such as soil carbon)
- Oceans (includes dissolved inorganic carbon)
- Sediments (includes fossil fuels)
Human Intervention: Humans impact the carbon cycle during the combustion of any type of fossil fuel, which may include oil, or natural gas. Humans intervene during the carbon cycle by burning fossil fuels.