The Arctic's Metabolism Is Speeding Up, and That's Bad

The Arctic's Metabolism Is Speeding Up, and That's Bad

The Arctic tundra keeps an enormous amount of carbon in check in its soils, but as the region warms, that carbon could start leaking back into the atmosphere in a big way. A new study adds fuel to this concern by showing that at the longest-monitored site in the Arctic, our planet’s metabolism is speeding up.

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