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Peatlands are rare and often forgotten but they are crucial in the fight against climate change. Peat soil is one of the best carbon sinks we have, trapping more carbon than forests do. Play this quiz to learn more about peatlands and earn points towards a SEED!
What You’ll Learn about Peatlands and Why They’re Important
You’ll learn about what peatlands are made up of and where they are found in the world. You’ll also learn about why peatlands are being destroyed and what researchers are doing to try to preserve them. Peatlands are important because despite only making up 3% of the Earth’s soils, they hold over 33% of the Earth’s trapped carbon.
Why we love this video!
This video introduces peatlands, a unique ecosystem that few know, thoroughly in under three minutes! We love how it follows a researcher actively studying peat and how they break down peatland’s current threats. Watch this video, answer some questions, and earn points towards a SEED!
Thanks to National Geographic for this engaging and thought-provoking video.
Cover photo for this quiz was taken from Wikimedia Commons.
Big thanks to Ross Marotta for creating this quiz.