Sunday, November 21, 2010

Methane leaking out of the permafrost

My worst fear is that we don't act in time to prevent a run-away positive feedback that dooms us.

"In my view, methane is a serious sleeper out there that can pull us over the hump," said Robert Corell, an eminent U.S. climate change researcher and Arctic specialist. Corell, speaking by telephone from a conference in Miami, said he and other U.S. scientists are pushing Washington to deploy satellites to gather more information on methane leaks.

Leaking Siberian ice raises a tricky climate issue [The Associated Press
By ARTHUR MAX Associated Press]

Fabulous article. Read the whole thing.

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