Vaporized by the sun! Wasn't that what the universe had in store for all of us? There would come a day when the sun exploded like a red balloon, and everyone on earth would be reduced in less than a camera flash to carbon. Didn't Genesis say as much? For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. This was far more than dull old theology: It was precise scientific observation! Carbon was the Great Leveler--the Grim Reaper. Diamonds were nothing more than carbon, but carbon in a crystal lattice that made it the hardest known mineral in nature. That was the way we all were headed. I was sure of it. We were destined to be diamonds!
Persistence refines the miserable piece of carbon in you into the purest form of diamond.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Time makes the carbon a diamond.
The element carbon can be found in more kinds of molecules than the sum of all other kinds of molecules combined. Given the abundance of carbon in the cosmos—forged in the cores of stars, churned up to their surfaces, and released copiously into the galaxy—a better element does not exist on which to base the chemistry and diversity of life. Just edging out carbon in abundance rank, oxygen is common, too, forged and released in the remains of exploded stars. Both oxygen and carbon are major ingredients of life as we know it.
The European auto industry made a commitment to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by an average of 140 grams per kilometer. But then there was a significant change in what customers wanted in their vehicles.
My goal is to leave this planet with the biggest carbon footprint I can possibly leave.
My first inclination is to be a bit skeptical about the claims that human-produced carbon dioxide is the direct contributor to global warming.
The relationship between carbon consumption and human well-being is causal, not coincidental.
I'm all for typewriters, with instant carbon copies, and seeing films in cinemas.
All vinyl polymers may be regarded as built from monomeric units containing a tertiary carbon atom.
Electric cars are coal-powered cars. Their carbon emissions can be worse than gasoline-powered cars.
The fact is fossil fuel carbon will stay in the surface climate system for millennia.
Nest Thermostat owners like the carbon monoxide link. If Nest Protect's carbon monoxide alarm goes off, the Nest Thermostat automatically turns off the gas furnace.
Every golf course should have its carbon rating on the scorecard, alongside its Course Rating, Slope, par and yardage.
Countries have made impressive pledges to cut carbon pollution, but we have to ensure these promises become actions.
As soon as you plow, you're releasing carbon.
I believe in carbon offset initiatives, in eco-villages, in the sustainable regeneration of the tropical rainforest.