New study aims to find if peat bogs release greenhouse gas when it rains
The causes of climate change are still the subject of heated debate – but a new study aims to find out if the weather itself may be making the problem worse.
Peat soils which are farmed – and thus exposed to the atmosphere – release greenhouse gases.
Extreme weather can change the amount of greenhouse gases being released from peat soils – and understanding this could lead to a way to control the effect.
Monitoring the effects of weather on peatlands could provide an effective way to fight climate change.