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How are humans involved in the carbon cycle?
     

The natural carbon cycle occurs slowly, with many components of the cycle remaining virtually locked in place. Humans have had a major impact on the carbon cycle through burning fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas that were locked out of cycling through the Earth.

Why do humans need to burn fossil fuels?  

Why does burning fossil fuels impact the carbon cycle?