Carbon Sequestration Definition

by Laurent Cousineau
(Montreal)

Terrestrial or biologic carbon sequestration refers to the process in which carbon dioxide is absorbed by plants.

Subsequently, trees and other plants will then release oxygen and store the carbon.

On the other hand, geologic sequestration entails the process of injecting CO2 deep underground where it will remain permanently.

Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change

With increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, carbon sequestration is vital in mitigating climate change.

In effect, growing forests or developing peat bogs will help reduce global warming as they will reduce CO2 levels.

Moreover, carbon sequestration is a great way of reducing your carbon footprint.

In other words, growing trees will help you reduce your ecological impact on the environment, an important step in ensuring a sustainable world for future generations.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Climate Change Glossary.


Return to Top of Page  

Like This Page?



Recent Articles

  1. Interview With Jonah Bryson: "If we fail to protect the environment, nothing else matters"

    Nov 07, 16 12:21 AM

    We had the chance to speak with Film Director, Musician and Conservationist Jonah Bryson during TIFF 2016. Bryson has directed “The Fight For Bala”, a

    Read More

  2. Climate is Back

    Nov 07, 16 12:19 AM

    As I engage relentlessly in the fight to mobilize a complacent public and encourage reluctant politicians to focus on climate change action, I’ve come

    Read More

  3. Politicians Need to Break Free From Fossil Fuels

    Nov 06, 16 11:39 PM

    It’s time to break free from fossil fuels! It’s not time to promote pipelines and expand tar sands production in an attempt to create short-term jobs.

    Read More

  4. The Tides They Are A Changin'

    Nov 06, 16 11:18 PM

    We are really screwing up the Earth, and not having another one handy we need to get the message out to change our ways before it's too late. We cannot

    Read More

  5. Dying for Your Planet

    Oct 30, 16 02:51 PM

    Have you ever thought about what you value so much that you'd be willing to die for? What immediately comes to my mind is that I would do anything to keep

    Read More





Alternative Energy

Causes

Effects

Evidence

Facts

FAQ

Glossary

History

How to Help

Quotes

Important News

Sign a Petition!