Another deadly earthquake hit Ya’an city in Sichuan province in April 2013, destroying homes, roads and lives and reviving the debate about reservoir-induced seismicity. But scientists now say there may be a silver lining to these ominous natural disasters. Photo: AFP

Quakes vs global warming: Seismic activity found to reduce greenhouse gases, combat acidification in oceans

Chinese team believe movement of earth’s tectonic plates can offset some of the impact of climate change, but say more research required to test hypothesis.

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Another deadly earthquake hit Ya’an city in Sichuan province in April 2013, destroying homes, roads and lives and reviving the debate about reservoir-induced seismicity. But scientists now say there may be a silver lining to these ominous natural disasters. Photo: AFP
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.