RedskyNews Category: Burning Hail – Event 1

Methane gas oozing up from Siberian seabed


STOCKHOLM (AFP) – Methane, a potent greenhouse gas, is leaking from the permafrost under the Siberian seabed, a researcher on an international expedition in the region told Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter on Saturday. “The permafrost now has small holes. We

Permafrost Threatened By Rapid Melt Of Arctic Sea Ice


Simulations by global climate models show that when sea ice is in rapid decline, the rate of predicted Arctic warming over land can more than triple. The image at left shows simulated autumn temperature trends during periods of rapid sea-ice

Runaway Global Warming “635 Million Years Ago”


A sudden and extreme case of runaway global warming “635 million years ago” (See Note at bottom of page) was caused by an abrupt release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, scientists said today. The methane seeped from ice sheets

CO2, methane up sharply during 2007


A U.S. government study shows global levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide increased by 19 billion tons last year, while methane rose by 27 million tons. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists said the findings are part of the agency’s annual

Blood rain falls on India


Red rain in India was a phenomenon observed sporadically from 25 July to 23 September 2001 in the southern state of Kerala. Heavy downpours occurred in which the rain was primarily red, staining clothes and appearing like blood. The colouration

Siberian peat bog unleashes giant methane cloud


The thawing of the world’s largest peat bog will release billions of tons of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and scientists believe little can be done to stop it. The landscape is rapidly changing in a huge expanse of western