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Climate change 2007

Spring-time for sinks

Nature volume 446, pages 727728 (12 April 2007) | Download Citation

Carbon sinks play a key role in slowing the growth of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. These sinks are at risk as the world warms, but their demise is not inevitable, say Dave Reay and his colleagues.

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  1. Dave Reay is at the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JN, UK

    • Dave Reay
  2. Christopher Sabine is at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

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  3. Pete Smith is at the University of Aberdeen

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  4. Graham Hymus is at Northern Arizona University.

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