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Carbon sinks, our climate's saving grace

Carbon sinks, our climate's saving grace


Each year, some 40 billion tonnes of CO₂, one of the main greenhouse gases, are released into the atmosphere. A significant proportion of these is captured by the oceans, vegetation and the soil. The CNRS scientists are trying to better understand these natural carbon sinks, predict their evolution and also increase their storage capacity, or even envisage artificial sinks.

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