RedskyNews Category: Burning Hail – Event 1

Sliding Toward Climate Catastrophe

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The Russian heat wave, Pakistan floods, and the breaking up of the Greenland ice-sheet — are these indications that things are getting worse faster than previously imagined? Asks Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed. The coincidence and severity of such natural disasters as

Arctic Ice in Methane Death Spiral

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UXBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 20, 2010 (IPS) – The carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have melted the Arctic sea ice to its lowest volume since before the rise of human civilisation, dangerously upsetting the energy balance of the entire

Rapid Warming of Permafrost

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Permafrost warming continues throughout a wide swath of the Northern Hemisphere, according to a team of scientists assembled during the recent International Polar Year. Their extensive findings, published in the April-June 2010 edition of Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, describe the

Methane seeping from sea bed at capped BP Site

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Arctic permafrost leaking methane at record levels, figures show

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Experts say methane emissions from the Arctic have risen by almost one-third in just five years, and that sharply rising temperatures are to blame. Scientists have recorded a massive spike in the amount of a powerful greenhouse gas seeping from

Methane release shows dramatic increase

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Scientists have uncovered what appears to be a further dramatic increase in the leakage of methane gas that is seeping from the Arctic seabed. Methane is about 20 times more potent than CO2 in trapping solar heat. The findings come

Methane under permafrost could speed up global warming 20-fold

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Washington, Sep 3 : Melting permafrost in arctic regions, triggered by global warming, will release underground methane. Once released, methane would speed up global warming by trapping the earth’s heat radiation about 20 times more efficiently than the greenhouse gas,

Large Volumes of Methane seeps from Arctic sea bed as temperatures rise

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Methane bubbles observed by sonar, escape from sea bed as temperatures rise Scientists say they have evidence that the powerful greenhouse gas methane is escaping from the Arctic sea bed. Researchers say this could be evidence of a predicted positive

Hundreds of methane ‘plumes’ discovered

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British scientists have discovered hundreds more methane “plumes” bubbling up from the Arctic seabed, in an area to the west of the Norwegian island of Svalbard. It is the second time in a week that scientists have reported methane emissions

Arctic ‘methane chimneys’ raise fears of runaway climate change

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Researchers say evidence suggests that the frozen seabed is perforated and is starting to leak methane, but other scientists urge caution. Scientists claim to have discovered evidence for large releases of methane into the atmosphere from frozen seabed stores off