Where has all that carbon gone?

Destruction of the planet’s above ground carbon stocks (as in forests) is a significant source of atmospheric CO2. The report below summarize current understanding about human influences on the global carbon cycle. It shows we need to protect and regrow these land-based carbon storage ‘stocks’ to help mitigate climate change AS WELL AS reduce our burning of stored fossil carbon (underground). But simply planting trees alone won’t achieve much.

Where has all that carbon gone?

Read the full report ‘Untangling the confusion around land carbon science and climate change mitigation policy'(PDF)

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