Vegetation could become carbon source by 2030

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Trees and plants mop up more than 10% of anthropogenic carbon emissions at the moment. But there is no guarantee that this will last. A new study shows that climate warming is likely to limit the ability of vegetation to absorb carbon and, in some circumstances, vegetation could switch to a source of carbon, amplifying climate change further. In the worst-case scenario this flip could occur as early as 2030.

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