How microbes in permafrost could trigger a massive carbon bomb

April 27, 2021

How microbes in permafrost could trigger a massive carbon bomb

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How microbes in permafrost could trigger a massive carbon bomb
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Earth’s permafrost stores about 1,600 billion metric tons of carbon — about twice the amount present in the atmosphere. As climate change accelerates permafrost thawing, Byrd Center scientists like Associate Professor of Microbiology Virginia Rich study how microbes will react and what it could mean for the climate.

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