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lag time. See thermal inertia land management after deforestation 109-112 and agricultural sequestration 43

and crop productivity 83 and ecosystem health 94 in southeastern U.S. 191-192 land-use change 78, 119-122 La NiƱa 190 latent heat 120

laws 145-146, 154-155, 166-170 leakage 43

Lieberman, Joseph 238c lifestyle choices. See carbon footprint lime 35

limestone 53, 55 Little Ice Age 234c livestock 19, 63-66, 69-70 lobsters 157

loggerhead sea turtle 152, 164 logging 88, 93, 105, 189 Loladze, Irakli 67 low elevation coastal zone 129 Lower Rio Grande Valley National

Wildlife Refuge 163 low-till farming 75 Lubber, Mindy 128-129

MacCracken, Michael 226

magnesite 55

magnesium 24, 53, 55

Maldives 132

manure 20, 69-73

Marchetti, C. 219

market-based incentives 90

Marra, Peter 155-157

Mauna Loa CO2 monitoring station

(Hawaii) 12-15, 13, 235c McCain, John 238c McCarl, B. A. 40, 66 McKay, Simon 231 McKinsey and Company 224-225 McLeish, Derek 57 McPherson, Brian 218 medicinal plants 108. See also pharmaceuticals meltwater 149 Mendelsohn, Robert 66 methane from anaerobic digester systems

70-71 and carbon cycle 32 chemistry/sources of 19-20 and enhanced greenhouse effect 10 forest fires and 35 GWP of 39, 70

from livestock 19, 69-73 and sequestration 40, 55 methane hydrate 29 methanol 69 Mexican jay 153, 156 micronutrients 67 midwestern United States 192-195 Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration

Partnership 53 migration, climate change and 155-157 migratory songbirds 160, 164 mineral sequestration 53, 55 Miranti, Giuseppe 177 "missing carbon" 94 mitigation 74-79, 76, 77, 129, 208-225 Mitloehner, Frank 69 moldboard plowing 78 monarch butterfly 149 monsoons 68 Morgan, M. Granger 52 mosquitoes 148

Mount Simon Sandstone formation 53 Muir Glacier 124 musk ox 203

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