Online publication of a report broadcast on the 13pm newscast of France2 on November 30, 2005.
The report evokes the worrying release of CO2 from peatlands. Indeed; a study showed that the soil currently emits twice as much CO2 as it did 25 years ago. In other words: the soil absorbs half as much.
This phenomenon constitutes a “runaway greenhouse effect” in the same way as the release of methane hydrates contained in the permafrost or the ocean floor.
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