Natural Sinks of CO2: Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico, 24-27 February 1992 / Edition 1

Natural Sinks of CO2: Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico, 24-27 February 1992 / Edition 1

by Joe Wisniewski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792318056

ISBN-13: 9780792318057

Pub. Date: 05/31/1992

Publisher: Springer Netherlands

Most of the attention with respect to the increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations centers around three issues: human-generated sources of carbon, mostly from burning fossil fuels; tropical deforestation, which accelerates the production of atmospheric carbon while causting havoc with biodiversity and the economic development of tropical countries;

Overview

Most of the attention with respect to the increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations centers around three issues: human-generated sources of carbon, mostly from burning fossil fuels; tropical deforestation, which accelerates the production of atmospheric carbon while causting havoc with biodiversity and the economic development of tropical countries; and the temperature increase that may accompany increased atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations.
This is the first book to focus extensively on the reverse to emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), i.e. the sequestering of atmospheric carbon by aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Natural ecosystems are currently sequestering carbon and it is economically feasible to manage existing and additional terrestrial (forest, soil, saline land) and aquatic (coastal, wetland and ocean) ecosystems to substantially increase the level of carbon storage. The prospect of managing natural systems to absorb additional carbon should begin to change the mindset under which scientists, policy makers and society deal with the issue of further greenhouse gas increases.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792318057
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
05/31/1992
Edition description:
Reprinted from WATER, AIR AND SOIL POLLUTION, 64: 1/2, 1992
Pages:
466
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. 1. The Importance of Carbon Sinks. 2. Effects of CO2 on Natural Systems. 3. Managing Natural Sinks of CO2. 4. Modeling Carbon Fluxes. 5. Natural Sinks of CO2 Workshop Summary; Synthesis, Conclusions, Key Findings, and Research Recommendations. Author Index. Subject Index.

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