U.S. Carbon Sources and Sinks from 1991 to 2000 and 2001 to 2010

U.S. Carbon Sources and Sinks from 1991 to 2000 and 2001 to 2010

Changes in CO2 emissions and land-based sinks in two recent decades, showing among-year variation (vertical lines: minimum and maximum estimates among years; boxes: 25th and 75th quartiles; horizontal line: median). Total CO2 emissions, as well as total CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, have risen; land-based carbon sinks have increased slightly, but at a much slower pace. (Data from EPA 20124aa93bb8-c0d0-4735-83c2-988b43ae88f0 and CCSP 2007d980c73d-d2ba-47cb-b6d7-03e0c30f2ed9).

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Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Carbon Cycle, Energy