December 15, 2011
Oops! We’re Doomed
By Michael Collins

Time is running out to fix global warming according to newly announced research and emerging dangers on the Russian Arctic shelf. What are our rulers doing? Everything they can to make things worse. Oops, we’re doomed!

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By Michael Collins

We don’t have a substantial cushion between today’s climate and dangerous warming. James E. Hanson

The head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, James E. Hansen, announced the results of break through global warming research last week. The earth’s temperature is rising at a much quicker pace than previously anticipated according to research by the nation’s preeminent climate scientist. We have little time to reverse the trend. (Image)

An example of the dangerous pace of change is emerging on Russia’s Eastern Siberian Arctic Shelf. Long-frozen permafrost is beginning to melt due to global warming. This threat was identified years ago due to the potential for highly toxic releases of heat-trapping methane gas. Recent changes are both a surprise and a cause for alarm. There is more methane gas released from the Russian cauldron “than the CH4 emissions estimate for the entire world ocean.” Methane is a “far more potent GHG [greenhouse gas] than CO2” with a greater potential to cause “abrupt climate change.”

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One Comment to “Under Obama’s “leadership” on climate change, we’re cooked”

  • Thanks for carrying this Mark. Here’s some more on Siberia and methane. It’s exceptionally dreadful and dangerous. And what are the poo-bahs in DC doing?

    “Scientists estimate that there are hundreds of millions of tonnes of methane gas locked away beneath the Arctic permafrost, which extends from the mainland into the seabed of the relatively shallow sea of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf. One of the greatest fears is that with the disappearance of the Arctic sea-ice in summer, and rapidly rising temperatures across the entire region, which are already melting the Siberian permafrost, the trapped methane could be suddenly released into the atmosphere leading to rapid and severe climate change. The independent December 13 http://tinyurl.com/757yz46

    Ignoring this, failing to inform the public, is pure idiocy. I’d say shame on them but they have no shame.

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