Download: Impact of climate change on soil and land

Keywords: global warming, therefore soils, environment, runaway

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 is a direct consequence of global warming and therefore the acceleration of the decomposition of plants emitting either CO2 or, worse, methane.

The estimate for Great Britain of the quantity of surplus CO2 released is of the order of 8%.

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