Wetland carbon budgets

Historically, marshes, bogs, swamps and other soggy environments have been Earth’s major source of atmospheric methane, a heat-trapping gas 25 more powerful than carbon dioxide.

Today, cattle and rice cultivation are the primary sources of the gas, and the planet is so messed up that people are looking at wetlands in terms of their carbon-credit value.

I am so happy to just focus on the beauty of our natural world, and their value as habitat and home to birds and other animals, and let others do the carbon math.

Wetland carbon budgets.


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