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Carbon Sequestration

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Preston Gribben

on 27 February 2014

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Transcript of Carbon Sequestration

Carbon Sequestration-
is the process of capture and long-term storage carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution in our atmosphere.


Geologic Sequestration
Ocean Sequestration
-removal of carbon pollution from our atmosphere and storing it deep in our oceans.
100% natural
Geologic Sequestration
-removal of carbon pollution before it's released into the atmosphere.

is caused by contaminants that enter our environment that causes harm to the ecosystem. (cars, power plants, industries)
Stored underground, via pipelines, in wells and rock formations.

main ways to
recycle carbon pollution.
Capture and transport liquid CO2
Stored in open water
Short-term storage
Pipeline (2 miles deep)
Involves the capture and storage of carbon dioxide by plants and the storage of carbon in soil.
Forest Sequestration
Forest sequestration of CO2 involves the transfer of CO2 from the atmosphere into soils and vegetation.
Reduces The Greenhouse Effect.
Takes CO2 out of the air and is absorbed naturally back into the Earth.
Pollutants from vehicles enter the atmosphere.

Pollutants from power plants enter the atmosphere.
Carbon Dioxide pollution stuck in the atmosphere.
Trees absorb CO2
Corn absorbs CO2
Vegetation absorb CO2
Deposited back into the soil naturally.
CO2 is captured before being release into the air.
Deposited into the ground via pipelines. Long-term storage.

Carbon Sequestration

200,000 acres of plants to offset the emissions from one average power plant.
90 % of carbon dioxide emissions would be reduced each year.
One third of the United States’ carbon emissions come from power plants and other large point sources, such as industrial facilities.

According to National Carbon Sequestration Database and Geographic Information System (NATCARB)

"Carbon Sequestration programs are helping to develop technologies to capture, purify,
and store carbon dioxide (CO2) in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon sequestration technologies capture and store CO2 that would otherwise stay in the atmosphere for long periods of time."

What is Carbon Sequestration?
The total amount of carbon in the atmosphere is about 750 billion metric tons.
Carbon Sequestration methods are capturing the carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels and storing it safely away from the atmosphere.

Releases gas stored in the ocean harming marine life.

Pipelines can be damaged and broke by earthquakes.

Environmentally friendly

Companies using C.S. methods get tax breaks.

Reduce Global Warming
Facts to Forest Sequestration
(Wikipedia, Sequestering Carbon)
(Platform, Zero Emissions)
(free cliparts)
(Wikipedia, Pollution)
(National Geographic)
(Doug L. Hoffman)
(Wikipedia, Ocean Sequestration)
(U.S. EPA)
(Big Sky Carbon)
(The Floor Covering Institute)
(Department of Ecology State of Washington)
(Carbon Capture Technologies at MIT)
(Oregon Forest)
Works Cited
(Sound Bible)
Sound Clip
Facts: (C2ES)
123RF. 123RF Artworks. 2005. 1 February 2014

Big Sky Carbon. "Carbon Capture and Storage". 11 March 2008. 1 February 2014

C2ES. Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. "Carbon Capture Quick Facts". 2006. 1 February 2014

Carbon Capture Technologies at MIT. "Carbon Rules to Sequester". 3 September 2004. 1 February 2014

Clker. Cliker clip arts. 18 November 2007. 2 February 2014

Department of Ecology State of Washington. "Carbon Capture". April 2012. 1 February 2014

Oregon Forest. "Forest Fact Break: Carbon Capture," Video. Oregon Forest. Oregon Production Institute. 2010.

Clipart Queen. Queen's free cliparts. 6 April 2007. 30 January 2014

GoGraph. GoGraph Art. July 1990. Publitek, Inc. 31 January 2014

Gould, Jim. JIm Gould Events Page. 12 October 2011. 1 February 2014

Hoffman, Doug L. "Why Carbon Sequestration". 8 August 2010. 1 February 2014

ICLEI. "Inside the Nation's First Local Carbon Tax." June 2003. 2 February2014

NATCARB. "A Look at Carbon Sequestration". 30 November 2012. 2 February 2014

National Geographic. "Global Warming Problems". 20 July 2005. 2 February 2014

Platform, Zero Emissions. "The Hard Facts behind Carbon Capture and Storage". Video. European Technology Platform. 27 January 2010.

SoundBible. "City Traffic, City Ambiance" sound clip. 2006-2014. 2 February 2014.

TEEIC. "Terrestrial Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide". Tribal Energy and Environment Information Cleaning. 3 February 2014

The Floor Covering Institute. 2011. photo. 2 February 2014.

Traceyd123. Glogster. 8 May 2007. 1 February 2014

United States Environmental Protection Agency, USEPA. "Carbon Problems". 30 July 2012. 1 February 2014

UTFIC. "What is Carbon Sequestration?". Video Prod. Cockrell School of Engineering. 2009. 2 February 2014

Wikipedia, Ocean Sequestration. "Oceanology Carbon". 27 January 2014. 1 February 2014

Wikipedia, Pollution. "Pollution". 28 January 2014. 1 February 2014

Wikipedia, Sequestering Carbon. "Carbon Sequestration". 29 January 2014. 4 February 2014

For more background information on Geologic Sequestration visit this link.
For more information on Terrestrial Sequestration visit this link.
(The Floor Covering Institute)
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