And if we took science and scientists out of the walls of the lab to settle in pubs?
Come and meet the scientists of the PESAt platform (Platform for exchanges of soil and atmosphere dedicated to peatlands), one of the 7 platforms of the PIVOTS program.
Delirium, 5 place of the Loire, Orléans 45000
Doors open at 6:30 pm / Beginning of the evening at 7 pm
Wetlands concentrate an original biodiversity that should be preserved, but it is not the only treasure of these special environments. Peatlands and mangroves contain a large amount of carbon in the form of peat in the soil, rich in organic matter, a matter often black and sticky … However, without them, we could not even breathe.
How can restoration and conservation of wetlands help save the planet?
Adrien Jacotot (Institute of Earth Sciences of Orleans (ISTO), CNRS)
Sebastien Gogo (Observatory of Sciences of the Universe in the Center Region (OSUC))
The carbon contained in these soils has been removed from the atmosphere, releasing in exchange for oxygen. Even now, wetlands capture and store large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. Restoring and maintaining favorable conditions for the development of these ecosystems can counteract climate change. On the other hand, if these ecosystems are disturbed (and they are …), they could, on the contrary, amplify the climatic disturbance by sending back into the atmosphere more carbon than they can store! Which side will tip the scales?
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