Tundra

Tundra

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Uploaded 21 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2009 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Tundra ecosystems are dense in carbon. They have little potential to gain more carbon but a huge amount could be lost if the permafrost were to thaw. Prevention of climate change is currently the only failsafe method of minimising this loss.
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