How to use the cheat sheet
This cheat sheet for carbon defines common jargon around the topic of carbon emissions, explains what carbon is, how it contributes to climate change and is meant to help designers and construction professionals understand carbon and use it to tackle the issue.
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Carbon, the element
Carbon is the 15th most abundant element in the Earth’s crust, and the fourth most abundant element in the universe by mass. On earth, it’s found in almost everything, from diamonds to coal and to about a fifth of the human body.