Friday, May 23, 2008

Wetlands to Blame for Global Warming?

Biologists and researchers said that Arctic wetlands may have been to blame for recent global warming conditions.

A multitude of scenarios and theories were forwarded, all having to do with biological factors, as opposed to human ones, such as increased waste and a general lack of concern for the atmosphere. In particular, emissions from wetlands, the release of carbon dioxide from permafrost, and a release of methane from seawater. Most data suggests these effects are centralized to the Arctic region.

Of course, we should pull our own weight, but scientists say this indicates the recent climatic changes are biological in nature and will likely run their course without human intervention.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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