Cosmos magazine: Soil carbon and the climate crisis

By Ellen Phiddian
Updated May 20 2022 - 1:31am, first published May 19 2022 - 8:00am

Chemists are constantly hunting for ways to make carbon dioxide (CO2) into more useful, carbon-containing substances. But one of the central problems with carbon dioxide is that it's such a stable molecule: it's hard to get it to react with anything.