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Reindeer herders in Russia's Far North have discovered yet another mysterious giant hole about 30 kilometers away from a similar one found days earlier.
Located in the permafrost of the subarctic Siberian region of Yamal, which means “end of the earth” in the local Nenets language, both craters appear to have been formed in recent years and have icy lakes at their bases.
Around the time the first crater is estimated to have formed—2012 or 2013—temperatures were unusually high for that part of Siberia. In general, the whole Arctic region is the fastest warming place on the planet, warming about twice as fast as global averages. A study published last year said the Arctic hasn’t been this warm in at least 120,000 years.
As permafrost melt accelerates across the Arctic, there’s increasing concern that the natural release of methane and other greenhouse gases will also accelerate. Arctic permafrost in Alaska, Canada, and Russia holds more frozen carbon (in the form of both carbon dioxide and methane) than currently exists in the entire atmosphere. Methane is more than 20 times more potent at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide. Some studies have linked massive releases of methane to the biggest mass extinctions in Earth history.
originally posted by: liejunkie01
Is anything not related to climate change?
I honestly think you will be happy if a smoking gun is ever found.
Don't forget to pay your carbon tax increases when they come around.
originally posted by: Metallicus
It isn't related to climate change, but it will probably be used as a tool to raise taxes by the global elites. I seriously don't know how some of you fall for this climate change crap. The climate changes, it always has, it always will, the only question is will you let some scumbag politicians use it as an excuse to raid your wallet.
I think all of this weather has something to do with the Earth's magnetic field which is said to be weakening.
I think the fluctuation(s) of the magnetic waves is the reason why it's warmer in some places and cooler in others. .
The first hole is estimated to be about 50 meters wide and 70 meters deep, with water from melting permafrost cascading down its sides into the icy deposit below.
The second hole is "exactly" like the first one, but "much smaller," local lawmaker Mikhail Lapsui told the Interfax-Ural news agency. "Inside the crater itself, snow can be seen."
I am definitely not going to trust myself to judge overall size and depth from a poor photo.
can reach up to 70 metres (230 ft) in height and up to 600 m (2,000 ft) in diameter.