The permafrost in the far north melts at impressive speed and may release part of the greenhouse gases trapped below.
We risk thermal runaway warming. It's urgent.
I discovered this phenomenon in December 2004 in a research report narrated in the journal records of research (quarterly issue of November-January 2004 2005 58 61 page). This phenomenon has been confirmed today by Corinne Lepage, who attended a conference on the subject.
In this article, you have all the elements to document with precision. I asked the president of the Association uspermafrost Vladimir Romanovsky, for a news followed on the subject and a permanent correspondence.
In this article, it is actually explained that the permafrost (frozen soil below which there is decaying vegetation generates methane (a powerful greenhouse gas and much more powerful than the CO2) and storing 400 billion tonnes of GHG begging to be issued)) melts at an amazing speed all observers in northern Canada, Sweden, Siberia, etc ... This is the speed of the phenomenon astonishes. Permafrost thawing is 3 times faster than forty years. The speed of the thaw continues to increase (there are so acceleration of the phenomenon).
The permafrost (frozen ground all for over two years is), is the fourth of the land surface of the northern hemisphere. There is building subsidence, broken pipelines and other infrastructure damaged in Alaska and Siberia. It is in runaway effects and vicious circle in the wrong direction. If it increases, we do not know at all where we are going in terms of radiative balance of the earth and thus the temperature. I'll contact these researchers to follow. There is already a website www.uspermafrost.org
Names of researchers: Phil Camill, a specialist researcher in plant ecology at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and observer Northern Manitoba in Canada. Vladimir Romanovsky, a geologist at the University of Alaska. Lawson Brigham of the US Arctic Research Commission in Fairbanks. Torben Christensen at Lund University in Sweden
source: Dominique Blied