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?

"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