Balancing the Global Carbon Budget

@article{Houghton2007BalancingTG,
  title={Balancing the Global Carbon Budget},
  author={R. Houghton},
  journal={Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={35},
  pages={313-347}
}
  • R. Houghton
  • Published 2007
  • Geology
  • Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
The global carbon budget is, of course, balanced. The conservation of carbon and the first law of thermodynamics are intact. “Balancing the carbon budget” refers to the state of the science in evaluating the terms of the global carbon equation. The annual increases in the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, oceans, and land should balance the emissions of carbon from fossil fuels and deforestation. Balancing the carbon budget is not the real issue, however. The real issue is understanding the… Expand
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