Friday, April 11, 2014

No money for #freetransit? Arctic warming will cost USD 60Trillion

U.S. Coast Guard
Arctic Warming Could Cost Upwards of $60 Trillion | Climate Central: "The new study focuses on one potential impact of Arctic warming in particular — the release of methane gas, which is a potent global warming agent, from frozen deposits known as “methane hydrates,” located beneath the East Siberian Sea. Studies have projected that as the ocean temperatures warm in response to the loss of sea ice, some of the methane will be released into the atmosphere. Methane is a more potent, but shorter-acting, global warming gas when compared to carbon dioxide (CO2)."

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