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Global Sequestration Potential of Increased Organic Carbon in Cropland Soils

The role of soil organic carbon in global carbon cycles is receiving increasing attention both as a potentially large and uncertain source of CO2 emissions in response to predicted global temperature rises, and as a natural sink for carbon able to reduce atmospheric CO2. There is general agreement that the technical potential for sequestration of carbon in soil is significant, and some consensus on the magnitude of that potential.

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Abstract excerpt reposted under Creative Commons license 4.0. Original report by Robert J. Zomer, Deborah A. Bossio, Rolf Sommer, & Louis V. Verchot.