Warming soil to release US-worth of carbon by mid-century
05Dec

Scientists say that the soil in the planet's colder regions holds great stocks of carbon

There is a lot of talk about tipping points when it comes to climate change, alluding to a time in the not-so-distant future where the effects of human-induced global warming are no longer within our control. Melting ice caps and sea level rise are a couple of well-known examples of this, and a new study has revealed yet another way this whole thing could get away from us. Scientists studying carbon stored in the planet’s soil have calculated that as temperatures rise, it will escape into the atmosphere in such quantities that it would be the same as adding another United States to the planet’s carbon footprint by mid-century.

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