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Ch. 9: Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making 
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 Ch. 9: Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making
A Farewell to Ice: A Report from the Arctic
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Post Re: Ch. 9: Arctic methane, a catastrophe in the making
The New Yorker has just published this good article about the Arctic, mainly about melting of the permafrost in Siberia, and also covering the astonishing high temperatures this year and the release of methane. The foundations of buildings are melting, which just caused an enormous oil spill as a storage tank collapsed, causing an environmental catastrophe. The melting of icy soil releases a lot of methane into the air, which in immediate terms causes more than 100 times as much warming as CO2. The accelerating feedbacks are happening far faster than predicted.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-o ... the-arctic


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