Prof Corinne Le Quere, School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, lead author
Dr Stephen Sitch, School of Geography at the University of Leeds, co-author
Efforts to control climate change require the stabilization of atmospheric CO2 concentrations, which in turn depends on the balance between our own emissions and natural carbon sinks. The Global Carbon Project has evaluated all the available evidence on carbon sinks and sources, the results of which have been published in Nature Geoscience. Two of the authors of the paper briefed journalists in their findings at the SMC.