Calculating the role of lakes in global warming

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 16:01 in Earth & Climate

As global temperatures rise, how will lake ecosystems respond? As they warm, will lakes—which make up only 3 percent of the landscape, but bury more carbon than the world's oceans combined—release more of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane? And might that create a feedback loop that leads to further warming?

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