Climate Change Can Destabilize the Global Soil Carbon Reservoir, New Study Finds

Climate Change Can Destabilize the Global Soil Carbon Reservoir, New Study Finds

A new study from scientists at WHOI and other institutions shows that climate change can destabilize the global soil carbon reservoir. ©Valier Galy/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) A new study from scientists at WHOI and other institutions shows that climate change can destabilize the global soil carbon reservoir. But the study shows that this is true for the entire soil carbon reservoir, said WHOI researcher Valier Galy, the other co-lead author of the study. The soil carbon reservoir is a key component in keeping the atmosphere in check in terms of how much carbon dioxide is in the air. Terrestrial carbon, however, is not so simple to isolate and measure.

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