Climate change mitigation through soil carbon sequestration in working lands: A reality check

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Moinet, G. Y. K., Amundson, R., Galdos, M. V., Grace, P. R., Haefele, S. M., Hijbeek, R., Groenigen, J. W. V., Groenigen, K. J. V. and Powlson, D. S. 2023. Climate change mitigation through soil carbon sequestration in working lands: A reality check. Global Change Biology. 30 (1), p. e17010. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.17010

AuthorsMoinet, G. Y. K., Amundson, R., Galdos, M. V., Grace, P. R., Haefele, S. M., Hijbeek, R., Groenigen, J. W. V., Groenigen, K. J. V. and Powlson, D. S.
Abstract

As global anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases keep rising, there is increased pressure to utilise so-called natural climate solutions. Sequestration of additional organic carbon in agricultural soils is one such approach but it continues to provoke much debate. Published estimates for the potential magnitude of soil carbon sequestration (SCS) vary dramatically, from very modest to very substantial (Moinet et al., 2023). The estimations recently published by Almaraz et al. (2023) are of the latter category and we question here the validity and realism of their claims.

This article is a Response to the Letter by McClelland et al, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.17012 & Moinet et al, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.17010, which was related to the paper of Almaraz et al., https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16884

Letter to the Editor

Year of Publication2023
JournalGlobal Change Biology
Journal citation30 (1), p. e17010
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.17010
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
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Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online18 Oct 2023
Publication process dates
Accepted17 Oct 2023
PublisherWiley
ISSN1354-1013

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