Q. Which of the following is/are used as carbon sink/s?
1.Oceans
2.Soil
3.Un-mineable mines
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: Carbon sequestration may be carried out by pumping carbon into ‘carbon sinks’— an area that absorbs carbon.

  • Natural sinks – Oceans, forests, soil etc.
  • Artificial sinks – Depleted oil reserves, un-mineable mines, etc.

Carbon capture has actually been in use for years. The oil and gas industries have used carbon capture for decades as a way to enhance oil and gas recovery. Only recently have we started thinking about capturing carbon for environmental reasons.

Source: SHANKAR IAS Environment