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Wetter is better for peat carbon

The role of peatlands in future climate change is uncertain because peat-derived greenhouse gas emissions are difficult to predict. Now research shows that reduced methane emissions from drying peatlands are likely to be outweighed by increasing CO2 emissions.

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Fig. 1: An Alpine peatland in the Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria.


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Morris, P.J. Wetter is better for peat carbon. Nat. Clim. Chang. 11, 561–562 (2021).

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