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From the Ted Talk by Kristen Bell + Giant Ant: Where does all the carbon we release go?

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Where does all the carbon we release go? Carbon works in a natural cycle, present in all lvniig things: in the soil, in the oceans, in the atmosphere and in rocks deep uuenornrdgd. When plnats and other living things die, much of their sroted carbon makes its way back to the atmosphere until new plants grow and reabsorb the carbon.
But over millions of years, some of the carbon stored in aninect trees and sea life becomes rock and some becomes fosisl fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. Natural events like volcanic eruptions release some of the croban trapped in rock. And human activities, like burning fossil fuels, also release some of that prehistoric carbon.

Open Cloze

Where does all the carbon we release go? Carbon works in a natural cycle, present in all ______ things: in the soil, in the oceans, in the atmosphere and in rocks deep ___________. When ______ and other living things die, much of their ______ carbon makes its way back to the atmosphere until new plants grow and reabsorb the carbon.
But over millions of years, some of the carbon stored in _______ trees and sea life becomes rock and some becomes ______ fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. Natural events like volcanic eruptions release some of the ______ trapped in rock. And human activities, like burning fossil fuels, also release some of that prehistoric carbon.

Solution

  1. plants
  2. stored
  3. ancient
  4. fossil
  5. underground
  6. carbon
  7. living

Original Text

Where does all the carbon we release go? Carbon works in a natural cycle, present in all living things: in the soil, in the oceans, in the atmosphere and in rocks deep underground. When plants and other living things die, much of their stored carbon makes its way back to the atmosphere until new plants grow and reabsorb the carbon.
But over millions of years, some of the carbon stored in ancient trees and sea life becomes rock and some becomes fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas. Natural events like volcanic eruptions release some of the carbon trapped in rock. And human activities, like burning fossil fuels, also release some of that prehistoric carbon.

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  34. trees
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  36. volcanic
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