Scientists warn carbon ‘sponges’ might not be slowing warming

Even as human carbon emissions have stabilized in the past few years, researchers are seeing an increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Scientists are worried that the Earth’s carbon “sponges,” including its forests and oceans, aren’t capturing the gas as efficiently as they once did. “Should [the sponges] weaken, the result would be something akin to garbage… » Read More

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