Wetlands have been lost around the world over the past three centuries
A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis: A Love Letter to the America’s Wetlands
But the 87-year-old author’s newest book, Fen, Bog & Swamp: A Short History of Peatland Destruction and Its Role in the Climate Crisis, is a love letter to ecosystems that are rapidly disappearing — America’s wetlands.
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But, Proulx says, this book is no call to arms. It’s a lesson in observation. Proulx wants her readers to understand better how to take care of the world they live in.
I couldn’t concentrate on writing fiction so I decided to start writing about something else. I was too much of a worry about what was happening to the natural world and didn’t know much about wetlands. Writing about something I learn about is how I learn. I started taking notes and asking questions, and after a while I got something that looked like an essay. and I sent it to my agent — not particularly expecting it to be published, but I thought it might have a place somewhere. To my surprise, she suggested that it could be a book.
The peatlands haven’t been seen as a necessary part of life but as an obstruction that’s slowing things down. Agriculture is the ideal. It wasn’t a measure of utility to talk about the wetlands. It was a significant change of attitude and I stumbled on it. It’s really hard to read about this sort of thing because people insist on thinking of the natural world only in terms of utility to humanity. As rulers of the natural world, we don’t see ourselves as part of this system.
The problem with destroying the fens, bogs and swamps is they are holding in carbon dioxide and methane gas. The more we rip them up, the more carbon dioxide and methane will be in the air and the quicker the Earth is warming. We don’t think of that as a real problem except for those concerned about the climate crisis.
That is, to know what the difference is between fen, bog and swamp. I know this is a swamp, it is full of trees and I can go into it and see it. Or, this is a bog, full of quaking sphagnum moss.” It’s more instructional than a call to action. That’s just not my thing.
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The other half is more ironic. NOx and CO2 are produced when we burn fossil fuels. As NOx enters the atmosphere, it produces a molecule known as the hydroxyl radical (OH), which breaks down methane. All told, OH removes about 85 percent of annual methane emissions. The emission of NOx was decreasing during the lock-up. The methane sink could be slowed down.
In the human realm, the fossil fuel industry is a major source of methane. Decaying food waste also releases the gas, as a wetland would. In addition, cow burps act like a fermentation vat, in which microbes process plant cellulose and expel methane.
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