worse than we thought – carbon storage!

Climate Change Models Will Need Revision. The amount of greenhouse gasses stored in the area which the researchers examined, 117 sites across North America, is “roughly equivalent to one sixth of the entire carbon content in the atmosphere.”

Again, that is just for North America: European and Asian Arctic regions probably hold a similar amount of stored carbon. So what that means is basically that a lot more climate change causing gases will be released into the atmosphere as the arctic warms and the permafrost melts than we’ve accounted for before.

Treehugger, 26 Aug 2008