Stanford-led study gauges trees’ potential to slow global warming in the future
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Stanford-led study gauges trees’ potential to slow global warming in the future

Scientists questioned whether trees and plants could reach a breaking point and no longer adequately absorb carbon dioxide.

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September 5, 2019

An international team led by scientists at Stanford University and the Autonomous University of Barcelona finds reason to hope trees will continue to suck up carbon dioxide at generous rates through at least the end of the century. However, the study published Aug. 12 in Nature Climate Change warns that trees can only absorb a fraction of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and their ability to do so beyond 2100 is unclear.

Read more about the research from Stanford University here.