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Scientists estimate Earth’s all out carbon store
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Scientists estimate Earth’s all out carbon store

Scientists from the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) venture have gone through 10 years evaluating the "reservoirs and fluxes" of the chemical element. As such, they worked out where carbon is held and in what structure, and how it moves through the Earth system. The findings will help comprehend the cutoff points of life on our planet and in the forecasting of volcanic emissions. "This work really came out of the realisation that much of the carbon that we are concerned about for climate change is only a tiny fraction of our planet's carbon. More than 90% of it is actually in the interior of the Earth - in the crust, in the mantle and the core," said Prof Marie Edmonds from Cambridge University, UK. "Very little was known about its form, how much there was, and how mobile it is. ...