Planet’s Carbon Storing Capacity Keeping Pace with Human Emissions

Yale Environment 360: A new study finds that earth’s oceans and lands continue to absorb more than half of the human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, suggesting that the planet has not yet reached its carbon-storage capacity even as emissions continue to escalate. Writing in the journal Nature, a team of U.S. scientists calculate that the world’s natural systems -- including seas, forests, and soils -- have absorbed about 55 percent of the roughly 350 billion tons of greenhouse gases emitted during the last 50 years.......

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