Global Warming

Scientists Worry About Release of Arctic Methane

Could have expensive climate effects

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Scientists say that the release of large amounts of methane from thawing permafrost in the Arctic could have huge economic impacts for the world.

The researchers estimate that the climate effects of the release of this gas could cost $60 trillion (£39 trillion), roughly the size of the global economy in 2012.

The impacts are most likely to be felt in developing countries they say.

The research has been published in the journal Nature.

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  1. “The impacts are most likely to be felt in developing countries they say.”

    Funny how it always works out that way.

  2. Arctic methane? I don’t know about all that, but I do know that seals eat fish, therefore, polar bears eat seals filled with partially digested fish. This form of Arctic methane is likely to be highly unpleasant.

    “The researchers estimate that the climate effects of the release of this gas could cost $60 trillion…”

    I love how things that “scientists” could not possibly know get published as credible. The environmental prognostication of modern science has a real, real bad track record.

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