How humans disrupted a cycle essential How the BBC makes Planet Earth look 1 day ago   04:38

How one animal dug up carbon and put it back into the atmosphere at an astounding pace.

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Carbon cycles through earth at a steady pace. Plants and microorganisms absorb carbon, which helps them grow. Animals and bacteria eat the plants, breathe out carbon into the atmosphere, and take some carbon underground when they die. And a similar process happens in the ocean. It's nearly a closed loop, although some plants and animals don't decay fast enough so they turn into fossil fuel, which traps the carbon underground. But one animal started to dig up that carbon — and burn it.

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Happy friday everyone!
Kitten Swarm
I guess we only have 10 years to live now. RIP>_
What a dumb animal
Great video, except holistic animal farming isn't a thing, animal agriculture is extremely inefficient and wasteful. The idea that changing it fixes something is delusional and uneducated. We need to stop eating meat, and find something else that's efficient, turning plants DIRECTLY into a replacement for meat, and it's even going to be cheaper, because animal agriculture is so extremely inefficient.

Extremely good replacements exist, but they aren't available widely yet.

One of the biggest things anyone can do is go plant based. In effectiveness it ranks with not owning a car, by simply not eating meat.
This Is Mii
Am I the only one that is entertained by what the animals look like
Christin K
this confirms my all around depression assuming humanity was the beginning of the end of the earth
Zorander Istvan
Let's call Captain Planet!

Tony Toledo
fake news
Melchizedek Robinson
Love how the issue of cost and the improvement to human life was ignored.
Patrick Milewski
Carbon sequestration technology as well as new novel uses for carbon dioxide must be found.
I hate us
Joseph Delahunty
I really like using “these animals” to refer to humans. It shows that we are a part of nature, so as we destroy it we destroy ourselves.
Malacki 655
This video was specially made for conservatives which explains why the narrator sounds like he’s talking to a 5 year old.
We need to build a wall around those animals! /s
>compared humans with animals
Aaron Vallejo
First let's get renewably powered with solar PV, wind and hydro along with grid batteries and electric transportation then secondly perhaps we could build Gigafarms in every city creating food, money, jobs along with high sequestering plants for creating biochar where we bury our industrial carbon emissions rebuilding our coal mines. 412 ppm presently back to 270 ppm by 2100.
Andrew Carpenter
I hate so much, about the way you choose to be...
I wonder who these animals that keep putting carbon into the atmosphere are?
Too much talk for how to do things for the better. And very little action I see from people to actually get there.
Stop and ban all driving vehicles... use bikes... it will be good on environment and your health.....
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