Antarctica’s Hidden Carbon Stores Pose Warming Risk in Study

Antarctica’s Hidden Carbon Stores Pose Warming Risk in Study

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The carbon stored under Antarctic ice is on par with the amount held in the northern hemisphere’s frozen permafrost soils and the lower end of estimates for methane trapped under the Arctic Ocean, according to Jemma Wadham, professor of Glaciology at the U.K.’s University of Bristol and lead author of a study in the journal Nature yesterday.