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carbon footprint

noun

Definition of CARBON FOOTPRINT

:  the amount of greenhouse gases and specifically carbon dioxide emitted by something (as a person's activities or a product's manufacture and transport) during a given period
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First Known Use of CARBON FOOTPRINT

1999

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, taiga, tundra
CARBON FOOTPRINT Defined for Kids

carbon footprint

noun

Definition of CARBON FOOTPRINT for Kids

:  the amount of greenhouse gases and especially carbon dioxide given off by something (as a person's activities) during a given period

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