Trillions of tonnes of carbon locked in soil has been left out of environmental models – and it’s on the move

April 15th, 2024

The Conversation, Other, 12/04/2024, Pep Canadell, Yuanyuan Huang and Yingping Wang
We all know about the carbon in Earth’s atmosphere, and probably about the carbon contained in plants and the bodies of animals. But a substantial fraction of the carbon in the planet’s land-based ecosystems is held in something so obvious we might overlook it: soil. [Authors include Pep Canadell, chief research scientist, CSIRO Environment, Executive Director, Global Carbon Project, CSIRO, and Yingping Wang, chief research scientist, CSIRO.]

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