Contact: Ashley Ballantyne
University of Colorado at Boulder
Caption: Earth's carbon sinks have doubled their uptake in past 50 years, lessening the warming impacts on Earth's climate even as CO2 emissions have quadrupled. It's unclear how long this trend can continue, say scientists involved in study led by CU-Boulder.
Credit: Global Campaign for Climate Action, Alfred Palmer
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