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Abiotic methane discovered under the Arctic Ocean

From CAGE – Center for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Climate and Environment New source of methane discovered in the Arctic Ocean Methane, a highly effective greenhouse gas, is usually produced by decomposition of organic material, a complex process involving bacteria and microbes. But there is another type of methane that can appear under specific circumstances: Abiotic…

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Claim: Arctic and Antarctic will melt “in the next decade”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry Maurie Trewhella, of Victoria University (Australia), has just made a stunning claim about global warming, in a letter to the editor. According to Trewhella; Ian Dunlop’s warning (Comment, 7/4) is especially sobering. The slowing of atmospheric temperature rise over the past 15 years or so,…

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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…