The Mojave Desert Sucks

Mojave Desert, CA ©2004 Michael E. GordonCarbon dioxide, that is.

A fascinating “ongoing study by Desert Research Institute researchers may indicate that deserts are absorbing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than previously thought”. “The annual removal of the greenhouse gas from the atmosphere was upwards of 100 grams of carbon per square metre, on a par with some temperate forests, with the majority being consumed during spring months.”.

Read the Desert Reseach Institute press release here. You’ll find a link to the Abstract here.

I guess the desert isn’t such a wasteland after all. Or maybe it is? ;)

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