Congo peatlands could release billions of tonnes of carbon

The world’s largest tropical peatland turned from being a major store of carbon to a source of carbon dioxide emissions as a result of climate change thousands of years ago, new research has revealed.

Professor Simon Lewis (School of Geography) and colleagues found that the peatland became a major source of emissions thousands of years ago. 

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Image: courtesy of Bart Crezee, University of Leeds