29 Jul '15, 5pm

Researchers discover massive new carbon sink that stores GHG emissions

Although it’s impossible to determine exactly how much carbon is stored in these sinks, researchers estimate the world’s desert aquifers must be holding about 1 trillion metric tons (1 trillion U.S. tons) of carbon. That’s about 25 percent more than the amount stored in living plants on land. This research is a baby step toward the understanding of how these carbon sinks work and how much they are capable of consuming, but researchers hope that, with future studies and additional information, this knowledge might be useful in determining practical limits for the human contribution to carbon emissions.

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