For peat's sake

Peat moss contains approximately one third of global carbon reserves, according to researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) particularly in the form of enormous amounts of the greenhouse gas methane. NTNU's Hans Stenøien suggests that when the global average temperature rises by one degree Celsius large amounts of these carbon reserves could be released into the atmosphere. At that point, he suggests, that climate change will be entirely beyond any control we may have had. The Norwegian proverb "small tussocks overturn great loads" is rarely more fitting, because now it turns out that marshes and mosses are very important for the global climate.