Carbon funnel narrowed

Most climate models predict that the world's oceans and plants absorb about half of the carbon dioxide that we release into the atmosphere.

Because plants absorb CO2 during photosynthesis, a hypothesis that they play a large role sewer (carbon sink), which will take off much of the carbon dioxide formed by burning fossil fuels. Some scholars have even suggested that the increase in the atmospheric concentration of CO2 would be beneficial for the plants, saying that greens will grow more vigorously, absorbing more of this greenhouse gas. Climate models consider that the oceans ate about 30% CO2, released over the past fifty years, and in land plants had a further 30%.

Source  nature.com

Translation http://earth-chronicles.ru/news/2012-10-02-31770

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