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As organic matter decomposes it releases CO2, water and nutrients into the soil. www.pals.iastate.edu...
"The debate is whether the enhanced litter decay rate from warming will also increase the release of carbon from ecosystems," said Parton. "When you increase litter decomposition rates, you are enhancing carbon dioxide release to the atmosphere."
Scientists have long known that forests sometimes act as "carbon sinks," absorbing more of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide than they release. Now, a team of researchers has identified a mechanism through which grasslands appear to demonstrate the same property.
Originally posted by Gonjo
Here is one of their smoking guns proving CO2 is warming the atmosphere.