“Natural” Climate Solutions Could Speed Up Mitigation, With Risks. Additional Options Are Needed.

Abstract Mitigation of climate change by intentionally storing carbon in tropical forests, soils, and wetlands and by reducing greenhouse gas fluxes from these settings has been promoted as rapidly deployable and cost‐effective. This approach, sometimes referred to as “natural climate solutions,” could keep post‐industrialization warming below 1.5 °C, when coupled with reductions in fossil fuel emissions, […]