Increased Congo droughts risk 30 billion tonne carbon sink -researchers

Published 16:00 on November 2, 2022  /  Last updated at 16:24 on November 1, 2022  /  Africa, Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

The Congo Basin's massive 30 billion tonne peatland carbon sink could be at risk of leaking if the vast African region continues to face drought as a result of climate change, according to research published on Wednesday that identified a similar pattern thousands of years ago.

The Congo Basin’s massive 30 billion tonne peatland carbon sink could be at risk of leaking if the vast African region continues to face drought as a result of climate change, according to research published on Wednesday that identified a similar pattern thousands of years ago.

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