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Caption: Earth's oceans, forests and other ecosystems remove about half the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide emitted by fossil fuel burning and other human activities; The rest continues to accumulate in the atmosphere, causing warming, according to a new University of Colorado and NOAA study published in Nature.
Credit: Will von Dauster, NOAA
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