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Post by Rockhopper on Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:32 am

Leaking CO2 and CH4 are causing the Tundra to wobble!

A scientific expedition has witnessed a leaking methane gas surface bubbling phenomenon on Belyy Island in the Kara Sea, off the Yamal Peninsula coastline in Siberia, Russia. Researchers observed 15 regions of about 1 meter (3.3 feet) of trembling ground covered in grass, which emitted methane and carbon dioxide when punctured. An unusual sight has not been thoroughly explained yet, although it appears it may be caused by an abnormal heat, melting the permafrost. The phenomenon was dubbed the trembling tundra.

Scientists Alexander Sokolov, the head of ecological R&D station of the Institute of Ecology of Plants and Animals of the Ural Department of the RAS in Labytnangi, Tymen and Dorothee Ehrich, a researcher of the Tromso University, Norway, filmed the trembling tundra of the Yamal Peninsula.

According to Sokolov, the summer conditions on the Arctic island are extraordinarily warm, which causes the polar bears to move from the frozen sea. Numerous craters have formed in the permafrost on the Yamal and Taimyr regions.





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Post by Lenzabi on Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:41 pm

Part of the spiral of the climate cycle crashing. warmer planet, permafrost thaws, methane released, warmth is accelerated, wash-rinse-repeat

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