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Soil carbon worldwide is reduced by an increasing number of global change stressors

In a global-scale study, we investigated the contribution of individual and multiple global change stressors to soil carbon variables, which revealed that an increasing number of global change stressors will reduce the amount of carbon in soils, challenging their capacity to mitigate climate change.

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Fig. 1: Effects of the number of global change stressors on soil carbon variables.

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This is a summary of: Sáez-Sandino, T. et al. Increasing numbers of global change stressors reduce soil carbon worldwide. Nat. Clim. Change https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-024-02019-w (2024).

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Soil carbon worldwide is reduced by an increasing number of global change stressors. Nat. Clim. Chang. 14, 683–684 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-024-02030-1

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