What is Carbon Footprint? – Environmental Science for Kids | Educational Videos by Mocomi



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Do you know what is carbon footprint and how to reduce it?

Your Carbon Footprint is the amount of Carbon Dioxide and Methane gas you release into the environment by consuming energy.

Most energy produced in the world is done by burning fossil fuels such as petroleum and gas. You may not experience it directly but everything you do requires energy. You need petrol to create energy to drive your car, gas to light your stove, and even the paper you write on in school requires energy to be transformed from wood to books.

There is no clean way to burn fossil fuels. No matter how you do it, you will produce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the process. Hence, Your carbon footprint is the total amount of carbon dioxide and methane gas you release into the environment by consuming energy.

To get a better idea of how consuming something adds to your carbon footprint take the example of paper. Let’s say that plants take 5 units of energy to become trees. It takes 1 unit to cut down the tree and 3 units to transport it to a factory. The factory takes another 5 units to convert this tree into paper. Finally another 1 unit is used to transport that paper to your city. This means that when you buy the book it is worth 15 units of energy.

It may take you less than 1 unit of energy to throw a book into the dustbin but in reality you are chucking away 15 units of energy. Now think of every person in the whole world throwing away just 1 book and you get 7 billion X 15 units of energy when someone simply throws away a book

Watch this video to understand how our everyday activities add to our Carbon Footprint and how we can conserve energy.

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32 thoughts on “What is Carbon Footprint? – Environmental Science for Kids | Educational Videos by Mocomi

  1. Hi Alucard Reborn. Thank you for your comment about our videos. Subscribe to our channel 'mocomikids' and stay tuned for the videos you suggested which should be out real soon.

  2. Global warming is caused by the emission of greenhouse gases . 72% of the totally emitted greenhouse gases is carbon dioxide (CO2), 18% Methane and 9% Nitrous oxide (NOx). Carbon dioxide emissions therefore are the most important cause of global warming. CO2 is inevitably created by burning fuels

  3. But carbon footprint has nothing to do with pollution. Carbon is not a pollutant, if you're concerned about pollution focus on the toxic waste being dumped into the oceans by giant corporations or genetically modified organisms invading and taking over native species, not carbon.

  4. Google "IPCC fraud" Lots of good info and no shotage of it. Lots of scientists and universities to choose from. The world is waking up to this scam, you will to one day. You keep calling me a creationist, accuse me of throwing a tantrum and condeming all scientific research, which is not true. You are making stuff up to support your arguement, just like the IPCC. Read your last comment and look in the mirror, that's you.I pitty you. Sorry but I really must stop feeding the trolls.

  5. You can really tell a lot about a person by their youtube channel and the videos they upload…or in your case the lack of videos and endless stream of insulting comments and name calling. I believe there is a word for it…a mythical creature that lives under a bridge….

  6. Propaganda with manilupilated data to bring in the carbon tax and restrict our freedoms. There are a lot of grants to scientists who deal in promoting global warming. It's big business. The science that gets mainstream attention (published) is skewed by money. It's a big fraud. I can't remember all the papers and articles I have read on the subject nor do I feel obligated to list them to you, or for that matter get in another sensless debate about this issue…again. You may have the last word.

  7. I never claimed "because" carbon is essential to life it can't contribute to climate change. I said it is the base of life and it is not causing global warming. You're putting words in my mouth. You are denying the middle ages warming period? You think the planet is getting warmer(it's actually cooling down)because of CO2 levels caused by humans and not the source of all our heat, the sun? You think the earth's temp is always constant? You have been misinformed and are no doubt a fan of Al Gore.

  8. You are comparing phosphorous to CO2? They are two totally different things. Your methods are not very scientific. Are you saying that since to much phosphorous can poison us, to much CO2 is causing "global warming"? Wow, good arguement. CO2 does not dictate temperature…Temperature is dictated by the sun and fluctions in CO2 are a result. Watch "The great global warming swindle" on youtube. Your arguement makes no sense.

  9. There was no typo, reality is that you have been a complete hypocritical idiot this entire argument regardless, and now I am clearly making you hesitant about how you type "why get get everything".

    Once again you are attempting to change the subject, I replied to your original comment using the environment and physics, not to the video, why try to bring the videos meaning into it?

    But at any time feel free to re-read all the comments and begin to understand what I have said from the start.

  10. Now perhaps you see why get get everything "arse a peak" you read one thing and believe another,…. and you don't know the difference between an apparent error of grammar and a typo.

    So if the subject of this video is not about saving resources, what is it about fukwit. Sorry, my mistake,.. fuckwit. LOL

  11. I'm hugely glad that the irony of your insults are very much describing you.

    I'm talking about Physics and Envrionment, you've clearly mistaken with your lack of intelligence for it to be something else, you brought up fossil fuels, mind you "Fossil" isn't capitalized, there's one for your stupidity, you brought up wealth and resources.

    These resources aren't required, so don't bother going there because you're just trying to subject change again.

  12. You can lie and wriggle, but it was you who bought up about removing deposist from under the land.

    No one can insult you, as there are no words to describe your stupidity, ignorance and outright lies.

    For your information Fossil fuels ARE wealth and resources, but if you were to admit that you'd be admitting that i was right so you just try to derail the debate

    You think that we can make these RESOURCES last forever by just not using them? If so you are an idiot. Sorry we know that don't we?

  13. No where in any of my comments besides the last that I responded to your point changing does it say "resources", at most I talked about the environment to paint a picture of how flawed your thinking is.

    You also continue to insult to show your lesser intelligent and immature side.

    Your point is that as soon as we run out of fossil fuels are run out everything is will be fixed by nature and we move onto the next thing, you then attempted to side track with wealth and resources.

  14. I never bought up the use of resources, you did.

    Tell me then,… what exactly do you think my point is?

    From your stupid answers, you don't appear to understand your own "point" let alone anyone else's.

  15. Nothing at all was mention of wealth, nothing was said about my use of resources.

    Man's imprint is nothing compared to natural events?
    That's a clear joke, a natural event usually benefits the environment in at least one positive way for every bad thing it does, please explain how Fukushima or Chernobyl benefited anything, that argument is endless.

    We were not talking about the above, we were talking about how your point is invalid, don't try to change your point now..

  16. Well why don't you do the world a favour and go and neck yourself.

    I'll bet that you are as big a user of resources as anyone, man's imprint when compared with natural events is but a drop in the ocean. As I said we can only use our resources until they are gone and then we will have to stop. If you think that anyone is going to let wealth sit untouched you are headed for a great disappointment, you might as well get used to it and there's absolutely nothing that you can do to change it.

  17. You place a deposit of something under a large area of land, that deposit holds the land up blah blah blah, this can easily branch of into many many other situations including environmental issues, you remove that deposit, the land is no longer stable.

    And if we easily put it into a large scale how rapidly we change the world compared how it did change many many years ago, there would be a huge curve line in the last 100-200 years.

  18. Define the word "fine". Was it "fine" when it was a stinking prehistoric swamp?

    You are an idiot, the world is in a constant state of change and believe it or not human beings are a part of the cause and effect of that constant change. It's different today to what it was yesterday, and tomorrow it will be different to today.

    Get used to it.

  19. The laws of physics applies more then you appear to have shown, regulating system, the regulating system that is in place is what the earth has been doing since the start, it's regulating system put the fossil fuels under ground, not burnt it.

    And there's much more to "when we have none left, we will stop using it" yes that's true, but that doesn't make the areas that had fossil fuels completely fine again at all.

  20. You are absolutely right. It's called progress. The screen you are staring at right now was dug out of the ground as was the rest of your computer. So was most things responsible for making progress possible. Your clothes were sewed with a needle that was mined, MRI machines, ETC ETC! By using a computer you are supporting everything you seem to be against. You can't have it both ways. CO2 is not a pollutant. I suggest watching "The geat global warming swindle" on youtube. A very good flick.

  21. You are spreading Al Gore's lies that CO2 is a pollutant. The very concept is based on flawed and fraudulant science. That's whe he is being sud by 30 000 scientists. Look it up. Your intentions may be good but the science just does not back you up. I am totally against pollution and went to college and got a diploma in the Environmental Techncian progam. I am an environmentalist but also a man of science. Watch "The great gobal warming swindle" on youtube. A very well made scientific film.

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