It cannot be denied that climate change is here to stay. Decades of destruction will forever impair some of the world's natural elements.
Investigations have shown that the globe incurred a critical increase in the atmospheric content of carbon dioxide. Currently, the amount has been pegged at 400ppm.
Studies from Yale University have discovered that the Earth's extreme temperature will yield around 55 trillion kilograms of soil-based carbon into the atmosphere. The figure is about 17 percent more than the perceived emissions of human-induced activities within that stretch.
Pretty much, the scenario is like adding another carbon-emitting nation similar to the US. At this rate, it is likely that a one-degree increase in Celsius will be caused by climate alteration by 2050.
It must be noted that the one-degree measurement corresponds to 30 petagrams of carbon soil. A petagram is equivalent to one trillion kilograms.
With the way things are running, it is anticipated that the world will be a couple of degrees warmer by the middle of this century.
According to Thomas Crowther, the study's lead author and former postdoctoral researcher at Yale, carbon accumulates largely in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. Since the ground is continuously cold, the element has been able thrive due to the lowly activity of microbes.
The heavy deposits of carbon within the frozen areas are perilous. As the temperature increases, microbial behavior gets active.
This hyper activity leads to the release of the element into the atmosphere. Sooner or later, the impact of this event contributes heavily to climate change.
With the globe warming up, the carbon integration into the air also speeds up. This so-called positive feedback cycle kicks in as the atmospheric content of carbon will heighten the temperature on Earth.
Considering that the mechanism is irreversible, the situation becomes highly dangerous. The problem will be even more troubling since little information is being proliferated about the circumstance.
Study researcher Mark Bradford, who is a professor of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology at Yale, shares that contrasting results had been found on the investigation of warming attributes of the soil. Some findings show carbon loss while others reported no changes at all.
It must be pointed out that there are other biological processes that affect climate change. The integration of ground carbon into the atmosphere is only an aspect of the investigation.