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Long-term data on atmospheric carbon dioxide reveals an increase in carbon uptake by Northern Hemisphere vegetation

By 5th April 2019 June 11th, 2019 No Comments

An international group of scientists coordinated by the Laboratory of Climate and Environmental Sciences (CEA/CNRS/UVSQ) have discovered that vegetation in the Northern Hemisphere is absorbing increasing amounts of the CO2 produced by human activity, thereby partially offsetting the effects of global warming. The research is published in Nature.

Reference: Five decades of northern land carbon uptake revealed by the interhemispheric CO2 gradient, P. Ciais, J. Tan, X. Wang, C. Roedenbeck, F. Chevallier, S.-L. Piao, R. Moriarty, G. Broquet, C. Le Quéré, J. G. Canadell, S. Peng, B. Poulter, Z. Liu & P. Tans Nature

Read the article by CEA.