By By Durgesh Kumar Tripathi, Ashutosh Tripathi, Swati Singh, D K Chauhan and N K Dubey
Author are Scientific Officer, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad; Research Associate, Research Scholar and Professor, Department of Botany, University of Allahabad; Professor in Botany, Center of Advance studies in Botany, BHU, Varanasi, respectively. firstname.lastname@example.org
Increased carbon dioxide concentration in the environment is currently a major problem. Since nature has significantly occluded carbon by burying it into the soil for millions of years in the form of fossil phytoliths, this can serve as a probable method of carbon bio-sequestration.
The last few decades has seen a lot of attention being focused on climate change and the increasing level of greenhouse gasses in the environment. Recent studies have clearly suggested that concentration of global carbon dioxide level has gone up from 398.13 ppm (July 2015) to 401.72 ppm (July 2016) (ESRI/NOAA, 2016). It is imperative that the effective technologies are used to sequester carbon and bring down carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Carbon sequestration to combat climate change ‘Carbon...