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According to Arctic climate scientist Natalia Shakhova, there are currently 5 gigatons of methane in the atmosphere today and that there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of gigatons of methane in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf. A shallow water column and weakening permafrost is all that separates this vast amount of methane from entering our atmosphere. She said that the permafrost is losing its ability to act as a seal, and if that’s not enough, the area is seismically and tectonically active and that activity is surging.
originally posted by: ParasuvO
a reply to: Rezlooper
Because all that methane just trapped itself under the ice right ??
Why not just go and frack the whole area and get it over with then.
originally posted by: jtiest
Methane expulsions. The atmosphere will be severely impacted by this. We can only hope a solar flare hits and finishes this rat race because methane will be worse.