Siberian methane threatens global catastrophe

The greenhouse effect on many continents becomes dangerous. In Siberia as a result of continuous snowmelt in the atmosphere emitted toxic gases, which for millennia have been buried under the ground. The result can be seen as under ice out the fire.

According to researchers of the Russian research station, located at 325 kilometres from the centre of the permafrost in Siberia, the melting of ice in some areas may lead to the emission of harmful gases, which for several centuries was resting in the bowels of this frozen region.

Until 2007, this conclusion was not yet apparent. Then responsible for climate change international Commission issued a report in which it warned about the danger of gas leakage. Including methane, which threatens to increase the temperature of the air in the world.

KATIE WALTER ANTHONY, University of Alaska Fairbanks: Over the last ten years, I noticed holes in the ice, like a small lake. And also noticed that the methane emissions grew from there.

The report States that the greenhouse gas emissions that lead to the melting of the ice, can cause increased water level around the coastal cities that will cause damage to agricultural land and drinking water.

In addition, it will lead to the spread of the plague and the death of many living beings.

KATIE WALTER ANTHONY, University of Alaska Fairbanks: There are a lot of carbon dioxide. And many in the earth. And if the melting ice will continue, the amount of gases on the earth’s surface will be doubled.

Experts believe that only one of the frozen Siberian lake may emit more than 50 billion tons of harmful gases. And this is 10 times the amount of gas present in the atmosphere.

lt;a region where Russian scientists continue research, the air temperature over the past five years has increased by two degrees. This caused concern specialists, who hope that the melting ice will stop, and the harmful effects will be avoided.

Source: Inot, RussiaToday

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