The global carbon cycle: a test of our knowledge of earth as a system.

@article{Falkowski2000TheGC,
  title={The global carbon cycle: a test of our knowledge of earth as a system.},
  author={Paul G. Falkowski and Robert J. Scholes and Emily Boyle and Josep Canadell and D W Canfield and James J. Elser and Nathalie Gruber and Kathy A. Hibbard and Peter H{\"o}gberg and Sune Linder and Fred T. Mackenzie and Berrien Moore and Tony Pedersen and Yair Rosenthal and Sybil P. Seitzinger and Victor Smetacek and Will Steffen},
  journal={Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={290 5490},
  pages={
          291-6
        }
}
  • Paul G. Falkowski, Robert J. Scholes, +14 authors Will Steffen
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Science
  • Motivated by the rapid increase in atmospheric CO2 due to human activities since the Industrial Revolution, several international scientific research programs have analyzed the role of individual components of the Earth system in the global carbon cycle. Our knowledge of the carbon cycle within the oceans, terrestrial ecosystems, and the atmosphere is sufficiently extensive to permit us to conclude that although natural processes can potentially slow the rate of increase in atmospheric CO2… CONTINUE READING

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