THE KEY ELEMENT ~ In the Flora & Fauna

Has to be CARBON !  In all Life Molecules ~ the

Element CARBON is an essential part of the molecule !


CARBOHYDRATES ~ Glucose ~ C6H1206

AMINO ACIDS ~ Glycine ~  H2N - CH2 - COOH

Regular FATS & OILS ~ Glycerol with three Carboylic Acids

Balanced diets provide all these food components.

Our main carbohydrate ~ STARCH (polyglucose) comes from CO2

Now 410 ppm ~ in the atmosphere !  CO2 .......


Combines with water (H-O-H) to form Glucose ~ then

Your plant polymerises it to STARCH (for food) and .......

CELLULOSE for plant FIBRE and Animal Food ~ then .......

Letting out   CO2 as we respire (breath out) ~ so the .......

Element CARBON cycles round from Fauna to Flora to Fauna !


Thanks for visiting ~ comments please ~ Love Angela & Brian 🧡🧡🧡


Unfortunately in the UK most of the underlying Chemistry & Biology

of the CARBON CYCLE is not fully taught at Molecular Level until

A-level (16 ~ 18). Also why an optimum equilibrium level of CO2 is

250 ppm ~ and why higher levels cause Global Warming which has

serious Environmental Consequences ! More details of the Natural

Cycles (Water ~ Carbon ~ Nitrogen etc) and the Environmental 

Consequences of CO2 increase *The Greenhouse Effect* are now

being taught in GCSE (11 ~ 16) ! The more we understand about

 Environment ~ The more we will do ~ to preserve the PLANET.



  • Author: ANGELA & BRIAN (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 9th, 2019 02:11
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 24
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  • orchidee

    A fine write B&A. I'm in me greenhouse. What effect will it have? C'mon now Orchi, you're not taking this seriously! (heehee).


      THANKS FOR THE HUMOUR IN YOUR COMMENTS UNCLE STEVE ! Just on a coffe break so checking MPS. I always find GHouses very warm an illustration of the dreaded GHouse effect ! Heat gets into the GHouse but cant escape ! Breathing is indeed the Problem. Basically the CYCLE works by Plants absorbing CO2 and breathing out OXYGEN and ANIMALS breathing in OXYGEN and breathing out CO2 ! Thiswas in equilibrium for thousands of Years untill the Industrial Revolution when the usage of Fossil Fuels increased CO2 from 250ppm to (now) 410ppm. Also the number of trees is decreasing (deforrestation) so the CO2 will go on increasing ! We must beath to live. It was a neat system but Man has overidden it just as he did @ Chernovil ! Be glad you*re 70 and not 7 !

      Blessing & Peace enjoy sharing the GHouse
      (or should that be DOGHouse ?) with FIDO !
      Yours BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡 + 🧡

    • orchidee

      Will it help if I breathe less? Should I try fasting from breathing for 24 hours? But I tried it once, and didn't feel very well afterwards (do shut up Orchi. lol).

    • Fay Slimm.

      Absolutely agree that the more understood of environment the more we will be aware of planetary needs -
      a most interesting read dear duo. [- -

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        Thanks FAY ~ Pleased you enjoyed it. We tried to highlight a Problem ! For most poeple their Science Education stops short of the intereting bits like BIOCHEMISTRY & ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY ! I have studied APPLIED CHEMISTRY for over 20 years & Angela for over 15 and we are still learning ! My SPHERE is Plant & Animal & Environmental BIOCHEMISTRY and Angelas HUMAN BIOCHEMISTRY ! So we can help and encourage each other. As you indicate the more we understand ~ in any Sphere ~ the more able we are to see & correct problems !

        Blessings & Peace & Love
        Yours as always ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS *OUT* None of us can doubt that PLANET EARTH is a LIVING PLANET because we are all part & parcel of it and baring accidents living out our 70 years ~ or more or less ! We are sustained because again we are an integral part of the Natural Cycles ~ fuelled by the Sun and fed by the Earths natural Resources of Water & the Elements Hydrogen ~ Carbon ~ Nitrogen ~ Oxygen etc and the millions of Compounds derived from them which enable the Whole Animal & Vegetable Kingdoms to Survive. The Mineral Cycles ~ Water ~ Carbon ~ Nitrogen ~ Oxygen and the complex Food Chains & Food Webs exist because of the Earths Climate and natural resources and the energy from the Sun and together they make life possible & sustainable. There was a time when LIFE (as we know it) did not exist and there will come a time when all life on Earth will cease ! We are fortunate to be in the middle when Life (including Human Life) is possible and for those of us in Developed & Affluent Countries ~ still tolerable. We should SEIZE the DAY because the *The Times they are a-Changin*

        Yours as always ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡

      • Christina8

        Great and educational write

      • Suresh

        We are carbon based, and carbon molecules form the largest number of structures. We need to know how to use the elements wisely to keep balance.

      • Goldfinch60

        Homo sapiens is using carbon based products to destroy our planet, why cannot they realise this.

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