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Water and soil muddy thinking on carbon budgets

Monday 6 Mar 17 11:00am

Early morning mist rises from a lake in Polandís Kampinos national park


By TIM RADFORD | Climate scientists, struggling with the enduring problem of the carbon budget, may have to think again as a result of new research findings.

One experiment, in the UK, has shown that the ponds, lakes and standing water that cover 4 per cent of the Earth that isnít glaciated could release perhaps twice as much greenhouse gas as they warm this century.

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