417- For the Love of Peat

99% Invisible

By Roman Mars

417- For the Love of Peat

Tuesday, 13 October

When we think about carbon storage, we tend to think about forests, but peatlands are also incredible carbon sinks. In Europe, peatlands contain five times more carbon than forests. But back in the 80s, most people didn't know this remarkable fact about peat. If anything, bogs were seen as scary places to be avoided and thus we tended to not take care of them. But that’s changing.

For the Love of Peat

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