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Warmer Soils Release Additional CO2 Into Atmosphere; Effect Stabilizes Over Longer Term
January 23, 2013
Warmer temperatures caused by climate change could cause soils to release additional carbon into the atmosphere, thereby enhancing climate change--but that effect diminishes over the long term, finds a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study sheds new light on how soil microorganisms respond to temperature and could improve predictions of how climate warming will affect the CO2 flux from soils.
University of New Hampshire
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