How is carbon stored in our planet?

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How is carbon stored in our planet?
Answer:
Carbon is stored in the following ways.

  • As organic molecules, in the living and dead organisms found in the biosphere.
  • As carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
  • As organic matter in soils.
  • As fossil fuels and sedimentary rock deposits such as lime stone, dolomite and chalk.
  • In the oceans as dissolved atmospheric carbon dioxide and as carbonate shells in marine organisms.