[Mb-civic] BBC E-mail: Asian peat fires add to warming
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Sun Sep 4 10:47:12 PDT 2005
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It has been calculated that in 1997, 2.67 billion tonnes of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide were released through burning of these peatlands. This is equivalent to 40% of one year's global fossil fuel combustion, Dr Page says.
** Asian peat fires add to warming **
Destruction of tropical peatlands is contributing significantly to global warming, according to UK scientists.
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/science/nature/4208564.stm >
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