Permafrost: The Tipping Time Bomb

From Peter Sinclair:

One of the most feared of climate change “feedbacks” is the potential release of greenhouse gases by melting arctic permafrost soils. New research indicates a critical threshold of that feedback effect could be closer than we once thought.

Comments

  1. #1 Birger Johansson
    March 1, 2013

    More confirmation of “background” science. (The denialists are out in force in the comments section) “In prehistory, CO2 and warming went in lock-step” http://phys.org/news/2013-02-prehistory-co2-lock-step.html
    Add permafrost thawing and we have a pretty convincing recipe for disaster.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    March 1, 2013

    They don’t know about the carbon cycle

  3. #3 gwen
    March 1, 2013

    The reality of all of that previously tied up carbon freed into the atmosphere scares the crap out of me. It should scare them too.