CARBON SINK: How efficient can these sinks be, knowing that humans cause most CO2 emissions? "Carbon sinks are natural systems that suck up and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The main natural carbon sinks are plants, the ocean and soil."
Carbon Sink: What Goes Around Comes Around. Installation at the University of Wyoming by British artist Chris Drury. The sculpture, a 36-foot spiral of logs morphing into charred coal, is constructed from trees that have died from skyrocketing beetle infestations across the western United States.
Carbon Sink-- is a natural or artificial reservoir that accumulates & stores some carbon-containing chemical compound for an indefinite period. The process by which carbon sinks remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere is known as carbon sequestration. Public awareness of the significance of CO2 sinks has grown since passage of the Kyoto Protocol, which promotes their use as a form of carbon offset. There are also different strategies used to enhance this process.
"While the Arctic Ocean Is Largely a Carbon Sink, Parts Are Also a Source of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide...A few Arctic regions where waters were warmest were actually less able to store carbon. Instead, these regions -- such as the Barents Sea, near Greenland -- were a carbon source, emitting carbon dioxide to the atmosphere..."