Carbon budget

  The balance of the exchanges (incomes and losses) of carbon between carbon sinks (e.g., atmosphere and biosphere) in the carbon cycle. Also see Carbon cycle and Carbon sink.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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