The permafrost of the far North is melting at impressive speed and is likely to release some of the greenhouse gases trapped below.
We risk the thermal runaway of the planet. It's urgent.
I discovered this phenomenon in December 2004 in a research report recounted in the journal Research Files, (quarterly issue November 2004-January 2005 pages 58-61). This phenomenon was confirmed to me today by Corinne Lepage who attended a conference on the subject.
In this article, you have all the elements to precisely document yourself. I asked the president of the uspermafrost association, Vladimir Romanovsky, to have a follow-up of current events on the subject and a permanent correspondence.
In this article, it is effectively explained that permafrost (frozen soil under which there is decaying vegetation generating methane (powerful greenhouse gas and much more powerful than CO2) and storing 400 billion tonnes of GHG asking only to be emitted)) melts at an astonishing speed all the observers in the Canadian north, in Sweden, in Siberia, etc… It is the speed of the phenomenon which astonishes. The permafrost thaws 3 times faster than XNUMX years ago. The speed of the thaw continues to increase (there is therefore an acceleration of the phenomenon).
Permafrost (any ground frozen for more than two years in the east), constitutes a quarter of the land area of the northern hemisphere. Collapsed buildings, broken pipelines and other damaged infrastructure are seen in Alaska and Siberia. We are in a runaway and vicious circle in the wrong direction. If this is accentuated, we no longer know at all where we are going in terms of the earth's radiative balance and therefore of temperature. I will contact these researchers to follow up. There is already a website www.uspermafrost.org
The names of the researchers are: Phil Camill, researcher specializing in plant ecology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and observer of Northern Manitoba in Canada. Vladimir Romanovsky, geologist at the University of Alaska. Lawson Brigham of the US Arctic Research Commission in Fairbanks. Torben Christensen from Lund University in Sweden
source: Dominique blied