Exploring Life Cycles of Fuels

Exploring Life Cycles of Fuels

COMPARING CO2 LIFE CYCLES OF FOSSIL FUELS AND BIOFUELS

Driving vehicles powered by fossil fuels converts millions of year's worth of prehistoric trapped carbon within the earth's crust into carbon dioxide expelled into today's atmosphere. In the past 200 years alone, the industrial revolution has caused CO2 levels to rise from 280 ppm to 400 ppm. The increase in atmospheric CO2 creates the problems associated with climate change impacting marine and terrestrial ecosystems around the earth. What's the solution? It starts with exploring the CO2 life cycles of different types of fuels that you'll discover in this introduction video that can be used as a supplement to GLBRC classroom activities including, The Biofuels vs Fossil Fuels Unit, Investigating Fuel Sustainability, Analyzing Fuel Carbon Footprints, and Life Cycle of Biofuels 101.

This video was created in collabotation with Into the Outdoors.