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"One of the really important aspects of science and what scientists here at Lamont do is they look at really long timescales. So I mean the earth is 4.6 billion years old and scientists here look at how climate and how the earth has changed over that time period " -Heidi Cullen

Featured Video: Bogged Down in Alaska

For thousands of years Arctic peat bogs have soaked up atmospheric carbon like a giant sponge. But as the poles warm, the arctic bogs will decay and expel billions of tons of carbon back into the air—or will they?