Carbon cycle

Checking the thermostat

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels greatly influence the Earth's climate. Evidence from ice cores and marine sediments suggests that over timescales beyond the glacial cycles, carbon fluxes are finely balanced and act to stabilize temperatures.

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Figure 1: The carbon cycle.

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Archer, D. Checking the thermostat. Nature Geosci 1, 289–290 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo194

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