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Plants absorb more carbon dioxide than previously thought – new findings published by Imperial

March 26, 2012

“Our experimental findings made total sense but suggested that the capacity of the Earth to buffer against rising carbon dioxide may be gre ater than the computer models imply – we still have the same major concerns about climate change , but the Earth system may have some tricks up her sleeve!”Dr Alex Milcu Imperial College Department of Life Sciences – March 22 2012

The capacity of terrestrial ecosystems to absorb carbon dioxide emissions from human activity may be greater than previously thought, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change, which looks at how plants react to environmental change. The authors say these results improve our ability to look into the planet’s future and predict the magnitude of climate change before it happens.

These findings support the carbon cycling – based hypotheses of Operation OASIS and have been published at a significant time for our project. Learn more by watching AndrewK Fletcher’s presentation at the Houses of Commons earlier this month :

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