How Big is the Carbon Gun We're Triggering? Very Large Indeed


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 20 March 2018

 

ECO CRASH NEWS
How Big is the Carbon Gun We're Triggering?

Very Large Indeed

Thawing permafrost produces more methane than expected,
GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre, March 19, 2018.

"...for the first time, measured and quantified in the laboratory the long-term production of methane in thawing permafrost."

"...demonstrated that water-saturated permafrost soils without oxygen can be twice as harmful to the climate as dry soils - which means the role of methane has been greatly underestimated."

"The permafrost soils of Northern Europe, Northern Asia and North America could produce up to 1 gigaton of methane and 37 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2100."

 

The bottom line is we are discovering that the things we thought were permenant, being the Northernmost permafrost and the Antarctic Ice Cap, are both changing, and both are going to melt.

Ice News, Big, Cold, Old, Things are Stirring: The Totten Glacier, East Antarctica

This trajectory could be part of a natural cycle, if it happened slowly, over thousands of years. It is not. Radical climate, weather, and ecosystem changes are happening over decades. These changes are being supercharged by the radical release of Carbon by very stupid humans who are very, very greedy and corrupt.

Stupid, greedy, and corrupt: That combination of forces never brings happy endings...

 

These simple facts make Hawking's dire predictions about the fate of our planet true:

Hawking: Soaring populations and increased energy demands will cause catastrophe

 

Unless we can "Flip the Script." and, "Escape the Tech Trap"

 

 

Fool's Market of Fools

 

 

State of Permafrost

END OF COLD: Say Goodbye to Permafrost

Eco Crash News: Furthest Northern Arctic Permafrost to Melt, with Links

 

 

Related

Another Massive Source of Carbon

How Many Unrecognized Carbon Sinks will be Released?

Climate change threatens world's largest seagrass carbon stores,
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, March 19, 2018.

 

 

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Palm trees are spreading northward. How far will they go?
The Earth Institute at Columbia University, March 19, 2018.

To the "permafrost?"

 

 

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