Double Bubble Trouble

September 7, 2006

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Methane bubbles climate trouble

Thawing Siberian bogs are releasing more of the greenhouse gas methane than previously believed, according to new scientific research.

Some days I’m quite sanguine, even optimistic about our chances. Then I see something like this, and decide that, maybe, perhaps, we don’t have any.

Methane is a very powerful greenhouse gas, than there’s enormous quantities of it sitting around, ready to surface and cause a mass extinction. Well, probably.

And it’s too late to do anything about the thermal pulse we’re sending down into the permafrost that will release it all. Well, probably.

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