Nature soaks up more greenhouse gases, brakes warming

Reuters: Oceans and land have more than doubled the amount of greenhouse gases they absorb since 1960 in new evidence that nature is helping to brake global warming, a study showed on Wednesday. "Even though we have done very little to decrease our emissions, the Earth continues to lend us a helping hand," lead author Ashley Ballantyne of the University of Colorado told Reuters. Carbon soaked up from the atmosphere by the seas and by plants and soil on land rose to an estimated 5 billion metric tons......

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