Peatlands

By | February 1, 2012

 

 

eye of the storm

 

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Global warming has been predicted by the IPCC to release long-sequestered carbon in Earth’s peatlands to the atmosphere, possibly freeing enough of it at a sufficiently rapid rate to rival CO2 emissions from anthropogenic sources, with the end result of this scenario being a strong positive feedback to the ongoing rise in the air’s CO2 content, which the IPCC contends will lead to further warming of the planet. But is this contention correct?

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