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why do volcanoes release so much carbon dioxide when they erupt?

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Why do volcanoes release so much carbond dioxide when they erupt? Is it because limestone melts to release carbon dioxide or is there something else going on?

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Google   volcanic c02 emissions

This seems to be a hot topic for the Climate Change Deniers.  
But it seems they don't actually release much compared to human activity.

http://news.discovery.com/earth/volcanoes-co2-people-emissions-climate-110627.html
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are we doing your homework for you:-)?
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as d-glitch mentioned volcanoes are not the only things hot.
The lava burns anything in its path also
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