3 thoughts on “Never mind the debt bomb, here’s the really bad news”

  1. This is just part of the picture on the methane emission positive feedback loop.Methane is a powerful but short-lived greenhouse gas. It oxidizes quickly, in about two years if memory serves. What’s left is CO2 (plus water). So you get a couple years of supercharged warming from methane release, then decades of the normal CO2 variety. Second, there’s the less conspicuous release of methane from permafrost on land. There’s a double shitload of tundra permafrost in Siberia, northern Scandinavia, Canada and Alaska, and all of it releases methane as it melts. This melting is going on rapidly as the other major feedback loop involving more warming due to loss of snow ice cover revs up. Worried yet?

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