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China at the carbon crossroads

In China, as in other nations that produce carbon dioxide from fossil fuels on a large scale, the terrestrial biosphere mops up a proportion of the emissions. Estimates of the amounts involved are now available.

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Figure 1: Carbon comparison between China and the United States.

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Gurney, K. China at the carbon crossroads. Nature 458, 977–979 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458977a

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