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Can Banking Carbon Cool the Greenhouse?

Stockpiling carbon dioxide in plants and soil may be effective only for the short term, if at all

1:41pm, November 15, 2004

If greenhouse gases are headaches for those who fear global warming, then carbon dioxide is the mother-of-all-migraines. Although other gases actually are better absorbers of Earth-warming infrared radiation, carbon dioxide has the greatest effect because it is by far the most prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.

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