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Indonesian peatlands seen playing key climate role
uusjio | August 28, 2007 at 04:10 amby
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But peatlands across the world are more than just simple marsh land:
they are one of the largest carbon stores on earth and play a
significant role in the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and
global climate change.
Not for long, perhaps.
In recent years, experts say peat bogs have been stoking global warming
through increasing greenhouse gas emissions because of massive
deforestation and conversion into agricultural land and palm oil
plantations, especially in Southeast Asia which accounts for a huge
chunk of the world's marshes.
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