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Congo peatlands could emit billions of tonnes of carbon in drier climate

3 November 2022

The Congo peatlands turned from a major store of carbon to a source of carbon dioxide emissions thousands of years ago due to a drying climate, according to a new study involving Professor Simon Lewis (UCL Geography).

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