Mackey2013: Land carbon and climate mitigation

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

Mackey and co-workers examine the popular concept that we can offset fossil fuel usage by storing carbon on land. They note that the carbon sequestration potential on land is limited and that the amount of available fossil fuels is much larger. This implies that not more than a small fraction of greenhouse gases from future fossil fuel use can be compensated for by storage on land. Read the whole article in Nature Climate Change.