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The balance of the carbon budget

Careful analysis reveals that the global uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions by carbon sinks has doubled during the past 50 years — but the fractions of this absorbed by land and by sea remain unclear. See Letter p.70

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Figure 1: Partial absorption of anthropogenic carbon dioxide.


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