Claim: California’s Carbon Mitigation Efforts May be Thwarted by Climate Change Itself

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UCI study: Higher heat will limit ecosystem?s role in removing atmospheric CO2

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IMAGE:REDWOOD FORESTS SUCH AS THIS ONE IN CALIFORNIA?S HUMBOLDT COUNTY ARE KEY COMPONENTS OF THE STATE?S CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION EFFORTS, BUT UCI RESEARCHERS SUGGEST THAT ONGOING GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS MAY?viewmore
CREDIT: SHANE COFFIELD / UCI

Irvine, Calif., July 22, 2021 ? To meet an ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2045, California?s policymakers are relying in part on forests and shrublands to remove CO2from the atmosphere, but researchers at the University of California, Irvine warn that future climate change may limit the ecosystem?s ability to perform this service.

In a paper published today in the American Geophysical Union journalAGU Advances, the UCI Earth system scientists stressed that rising temperatures and uncertain precipitation will cause a decrease in California?s natural carbon storage capacity of as much…

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