'Carbon sink' detected underneath world's deserts

May 2016
Chemistry in Australia;May2016, p36
The article discusses a study on the climate changing carbon dioxide emitted by human activities conducted by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research that was published in the journal "Geophysical Research Letters". The study suggests some of this carbon may be disappearing underneath the world's deserts - a process exacerbated by irrigation. It also suggests that knowing the locations of carbon sinks could improve models used to predict future climate change.


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