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Carbon in Warming Soil Could Accelerate Climate Change: Study


Science & Tech  (tags: carbon, climate changes, warming, soil )

Thubten
- 1462 days ago - vancouversun.com
Warming soils in Canada's north are releasing a vast store of carbon that has been inert for millennia, which could further accelerate the rate of climate change, according to the author of a new study published in the journal Nature.



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M G. (0)
Saturday April 17, 2010, 11:12 am
Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet with many, many uses - building material, pulp for paper, fibers for fabric, biofuel - and it is also one of the most efficient plants at using up and converting carbon dioxide. We need to stop the clear cutting of bamboo and in fact start planting more.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 17, 2010, 4:55 pm
Oh no, the sky is falling!
 

Michael O. (168)
Saturday April 17, 2010, 8:16 pm
Something not touched upon here is that as the permafrost melts, it also releases methane, another problematic greenhouse gas. Once the melting starts, it's very hard to get it to reverse course.
 

Monica D. (580)
Sunday April 18, 2010, 1:05 am
This sounds concerning.
 

Jolene Dubonnette (0)
Sunday April 18, 2010, 11:25 am
Any other key reason why we need to plant more trees and save what we have. Trees are a natural way to eliminate the gases from the atmosphere.
 

Lefterica Georgiana (14)
Tuesday April 20, 2010, 9:37 pm
great article
 
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