Loss of soil carbon linked to climate change in England and Wales

//Loss of soil carbon linked to climate change in England and Wales

Loss of soil carbon linked to climate change in England and Wales

Soil and plants store around 5% of the world’s carbon, but carbon storage in some soils is in decline. Recent research has found that climate change accounted for 9–22% of carbon declines in organic soils in semi-natural habitats throughout England and Wales from 1978–2003. The researchers say monitoring soils rich in carbon should be a priority to ensure that more carbon is not released to reinforce climate change.

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By | November 2nd, 2015|News from the web|0 Comments