Tackling climate change
Blanket bogs are unusual places. Because of how wet they are, dead plants don’t decompose like they do in other habitats. They do something else instead. And what they do sucks carbon dioxide out of the air and locks it into the ground. Join Robin, a Moors for the Future Partnership Junior Ranger, as she discusses why blanket bogs are so important for locking up carbon and tackling climate change. Blanket bogs are worth protecting because they are huge stores of carbon.
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Blanket bog formation… Dead remains of the sphagnum mosses pile up and get pressed together to eventually form the soil we know as peat. Peat forms at a very slow rate – 1mm per year or 1 metre per millennium.