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Friday, October 30, 2020

Scientists have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean -- known as the "sleeping giants of the carbon cycle" -- have started to be released over a large area of the continental slope off the East Siberian coast, the Guardian can reveal.

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...High levels of the potent greenhouse gas have been detected down to a depth of 350 metres in the Laptev Sea near Russia, prompting concern among researchers that a new climate feedback loop may have been triggered that could accelerate the pace of global heating.

The slope sediments in the Arctic contain a huge quantity of frozen methane and other gases -- known as hydrates.

Methane has a warming effect 80 times stronger than carbon dioxide over 20 years.

The United States Geological Survey has previously listed Arctic hydrate destabilisation as one of four most serious scenarios for abrupt climate change....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-30 02:36 PM | Reply

One small fart for a man, one giant fart for mankind.

#2 | Posted by madscientist at 2020-10-31 08:45 AM | Reply

Gotta keep that fear factor up.

#3 | Posted by boaz at 2020-11-01 11:37 AM | Reply

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