Sunday, January 01, 2012

NBC News, Save our Planet, others produce film reports warning of planetary catastrophe with sudden methane release due to Arctic warming

In Chersky, Russia, a geophysicist bought some land and replanted it with grass to make it more reflective, to hold down the melting or permafrost (near the Arctic Ocean, northeast Siberia), and releasing enormous amounts of methane, a much more effective greenhouse gas than even carbon dioxide.

Jim Maceda reports in this news film short from NBC News (the segment is called "What Lies Beneath?" after a 2000 Dreamworks movie thriller:

Here’s a 4 minute YouTube video “Save our Planet: Account from scientists calculates methane emissions from fresh water”, as well as ocean water.

Wikipedia attribution link for picture of burning methane hydrate. 

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