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Wild boars and their unexpected role in global warming | Digital Trends Spanish

Wild boars could be contributing significantly to global warming. At least that is what a study conducted by researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia and the University of Canterbury in New Zealand determined. According to the research, by uprooting the carbon trapped in the soil, these mammals release about 4.9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year worldwide, which is equivalent to 1.1 million vehicles. The team in charge used population prediction models in conjunction with advanced mapping techniques to determine the climate damage caused by these animals across the planet. Getty Images.In fact, the researchers warn that the growing number of these animals in the world could become a major threat to the climate. “Wild boars are like tractors that plow throug...