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Northern peatlands slow climate change over the coming decades, new research suggests. Rising temperatures will lengthen the growing season in northern latitudes, which allows plants growing in northern peatlands to absorb more carbon from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. Once these plants die, the acidic and waterlogged conditions of peatland environments slow the decomposition process.
Northern peatlands will store more carbon as the planet warms | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

Rising temperatures will cause northern peatlands to store more carbon than was previously believed, but the effect will weaken over the coming decades if the warming continues.