Are Bugs Causing Climate Change?

December 2008
Pollution Engineering;Dec2008, Vol. 40 Issue 12, p13
Trade Publication
The article reports on the results of the two studies which focus on the impact of mountain pine beetle and soil bacteria on climate change. According to the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the beetle has been found to kill pine trees in North America that affects their potential to reduce carbon dioxide emission to the atmosphere. Meanwhile, another study shows that an increase in bacterial activity in the soil results to a growth in decomposition which prevents the soil to absorb carbon dioxide, thereby, releasing it into the atmosphere.


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