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Adapted from Olson et al., 2001.
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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.