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Carbon is found in all Earth's systems: in the air we breathe, in the ground beneath our feet—it even makes up about 18% of our bodies.

In this video we team up with Dr Tim Lane from Liverpool John Moores University to explore the major stores of carbon on Planet Earth:

  • • The rocks and fossil fuels of the lithosphere
  • • The water of the hydrosphere
  • • The soils of the pedosphere
  • • The gases of the atmosphere
  • • The living organisms of the biosphere


Written and developed by: Tim Lane, Jason Kirby, Jon Dick, Rob Parker, Harriet Ridley, Tim Parker.

Videography by: Josh Carron, Harriet Ridley.

Thank you to the National Trust for enabling us to film this video at Doctors Gate in the Peak District.


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