The carbon cycle: alien to our understanding?

This is a preview of a forthcoming Flash animation about the carbon cycle and the work of the biosphere. It is an attempt to illustrate how alien the carbon cycle is to our understanding, which has typically been trained by our linear input-output systems and concepts of causation. And yet the carbon cycle is a background process to all life, and humans are increasingly influencing it.

However, change can happen, we can enhance the carbon cycle, and necessity is a powerful motivator.