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 reported in the review of research files, (quarterly issue from November 2004-January 2005 page 58 to 61). This phenomenon was confirmed to me today by Corinne Lepage who attended a conference on the subject.
In this article, you have everything you need to document yourself precisely. 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 just asking to be broadcast)) melts at an astonishing speed all observers in northern Canada, in Sweden, in Siberia, etc ... It is the speed of the phenomenon that surprises. The thawing of permafrost is 3 times faster than forty years ago. The speed of the thaw continues to increase (there is therefore an acceleration of the phenomenon).
Permafrost (any soil frozen for more than two years in the east) constitutes a quarter of the land in the northern hemisphere. There are subsidence of buildings, broken oil pipelines and other damaged infrastructure in Alaska and Siberia. We are in a runaway and vicious circle in the wrong direction. If this increases, we no longer know at all where we are going in terms of the radiation balance of the earth and therefore of the 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 from northern Manitoba in Canada. Vladimir Romanovsky, geologist at the University of Alaska. Lawson Brigham of the US Arctic Research Commission at Fairbanks. Torben Christensen from Lund University in Sweden
source: Dominique blied