04 Dec '11, 12am

Thawing Permafrost Could Set World on Runaway Warming

Thawing Permafrost Could Set World on Runaway Warming

The carbon is locked in a freezer in the part of the planet warming up the fastest (see “Tundra 4: Permafrost loss linked to Arctic sea ice loss “). Countless studies make clear that global warming will release vast quantities of GHGs into the atmosphere this decade. Yet, no climate model currently incorporates the amplifying feedback from methane released by a defrosting tundra. The new analysis is based on a survey of “41 international scientists, listed as authors here, who publish on various aspects of permafrost.” Yet even this new paper is conservative. Their worst-case scenario appears to be derived from the out-of-date 2007 IPCC report, whereby Arctic warming “only” hits 7.5°C [13.5°F] by 2100. And the new article further assumes temperature is then held constant for the next 200 years. More recent analyses make clear that business-as-usual warming — not worst-case...

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/12/03/thawing-permafrost-could...

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