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Claim: computer model says thawing permafrost will run a lopsided carbon game in the Arctic

From DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Computer sims: In climatic tug of war, carbon released from thawing permafrost wins handily There’s a carbon showdown brewing in the Arctic as Earth’s climate changes. On one side, thawing permafrost could release enormous amounts of long-frozen carbon into the atmosphere. On the opposing side, as high-latitude regions warm, plants…

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State of the Sea Ice – January 2015

 Guest essay by Robert A Cook, PE Annually, the President is required to address the nation and report on the State of the Union. Other writers here regularly report on the oceans and El Nino/ENSO conditions, the duration and status of the extended “pause” in global warming we now are enjoying, and the global average…