carbon burning

carbon burning

[¦kär·bən ¦bərn·iŋ]
(nuclear physics)
The synthesis of nuclei in stars through reactions involving the fusion of two carbon-12 nuclei at temperatures of about 5 × 108K.
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Julie Martyn Would they rather have a carbon burning coal fired power station right next door?
Only recently has wet weather been blamed on carbon burning as the UN talks on climate change drew to a close.
Yet as evidence piles up, government and corporate leaders seem to be preparing not for a future powered by alternative energy, but for a new age of carbon burning.
After a memoir and an obituary, they consider thermonuclear carbon burning in the hydrodynamic model taking account of pre-supernova evolution and convection, the formation and evolution of the current sheet for driven magnetic reconnection field lines on plasma, dynamic current sheets in the earth's magnetotail, and Syrovatskii and the development of current sheet research.
As writer and organic farmer Eliot Coleman says, "It is obviously to someone's benefit to make meat eating and livestock raising an easily attacked straw man (with the enthusiastic help of vegetarian groups) in order to cover up the singular contribution of the only new sources of carbon burning the stored carbon in fossil fuels and to a small extent making cement (both of which release carbon from long term storage)--as the reason for increased greenhouse gasses in the modern era.
There are plenty of other sources apart from carbon burning.
The idea is to divert exhaust spewed from carbon burning plants and other factories into so-called "photobioreactors", or large transparent tubes filled with algae.
Global warming thanks to carbon burning like gasoline and jet fuels is heating up the earth, according to a consensus of scientists whose research shows rising seas, shrinking ice caps and increasingly warm winters.
He added that many of the hydro-electric and carbon burning power stations suffered damage and the government is considering imposing power cuts.