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Year: 2009 Author: 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.
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Carbon stored by biome
Human use and conversion of tropical forests
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