Arctic methane release


Arctic methane release

The release of methane from the Arctic seabed is a potential contribution to global warming induced by Arctic shrinkage and the thawing of seabed permafrost. Recent observations [ [http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/exclusive-the-methane-time-bomb-938932.html The Methane Time Bomb] ] of accelerated release in arctic ocean regions of Siberia may indicate the start of a "runaway" situation due to a positive feedback loop, with the increased atmospheric methane causing additional warming, in turn causing accelerated releases.

References

See also

*Clathrate gun hypothesis
*Methane clathrate
*Clathrate hydrate


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