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A new player in climate change

Land-use change from pre-industrial times to the present day has altered Earth's surface energy balance. Until now, the role of volatile hydrocarbons, emitted by plants, in controlling this balance and driving climate change has been overlooked.

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Ashworth, K. A new player in climate change. Nature Clim Change 4, 864–865 (2014).

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