Beneath Melting Antarctica, Powerful Greenhouse Gas Lurks | Common Dreams

According to Bloomberg: “The concentration of methane in the atmosphere rose 0.28 percent to 1,808 parts per billion in 2010, the highest since records began, the UN said in November. Scientists including James Hansen have said the decline of Arctic sea ice, which this year has shrunk to the lowest extent on record, may be a harbinger of greater changes, including the release of methane compounds from the permafrost — or frozen soils.”

via Beneath Melting Antarctica, Powerful Greenhouse Gas Lurks | Common Dreams.

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