Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Peat

Peat bogs cover more than 1% of the Earth's surface. This is equal in area to about one half of the United States.

Peat is a major part of the carbon cycle, and it stores lots of carbon that is subsequently not released as carbon dioxide. Ecologists are worried that burning peat and disturbing peat bogs might be a contributing factor to global warning.

7 comments:

Fred said...

Why not just turn half of America into a peat bog ?

Stuart Ian Burns said...

Fred? Have you anything constructive to contribute?

Fred said...

Yes, contrary to the popular urban myth, duck quacks do infact echo !

Fred said...

Yes, contrary to the popular urban myth, duck quacks do infact echo !

Stuart Ian Burns said...

See, there you go ...

Fred said...

Cant one make comments in the comment box ? I thought that was what is was for ?! Next fact. The Welsh Rugby Team only seem to win the Grand Slam in a year the Pope dies. They won it this year the same year Pope John Paull II dies, and the last time they did was in 1978 , the same year as the death of Pope John Paul I.

Stuart Ian Burns said...

Actually that one's really good. I'm going to post that. Good-o.