Carbon emissions from Arctic soils threaten to greatly accelerate climate change by 2050, reports ScienceNordic.
The science-network, ScienceNordic, refers to the first global study of soil carbon loss due to warming, which says that soils across the Arctic are a ticking time bomb of climate change. This "time bomb" could release large amounts of additional carbon dioxide, CO2, as early as the middle of this century.
The lead-author of the report, Thomas Crowther from Netherlands Institute of Ecology, says that the findings are scary, and;
- Areas with most soil carbon are also the areas that are experiencing the most warming. When you consider the globe is not uniform in this respect, then this feedback is massive, Crowther says to ScienceNordic.