On organic soil carbon and CO2

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Bohn, Hinrich L. (2011)

Cultivation of virgin lands released about 150 times 1012 kg of carbon as CO2 to the atmosphere during the last 100 years, at rates of 1 to 2 times 1012 kg/yr. These rates exceeded the CO2 evolved from fossil fuel combustion until the mid-1960s. Soil organic carbon, in organic and mineral soils, may play a considerable role in the CO2 cycle and in controlling the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere.DOI: 10.1111/j.2153-3490.1978.tb00863.x
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