Arctic methane leaks could be acceler...

Arctic methane leaks could be accelerating global warming

There are 4 comments on the AndhraNews story from Apr 23, 2012, titled Arctic methane leaks could be accelerating global warming. In it, AndhraNews reports that:

The high concentrations of the greenhouse gas recorded in the air above cracks in the ice could be evidence of yet another positive feedback on the warming climate - leading to even faster Arctic warming, the New Scientist reported.

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Spokane, WA

#1 Apr 23, 2012
Still more feedbacks.

Toronto, Canada

#2 Apr 23, 2012

And more active than you suspect.

Marysville, WA

#3 Apr 23, 2012
Tho arctic permafrost & shallow ocean methane release to the atmosphere is increasing, not a major rise in global methane levels are seen. Work to decrease rice paddy emissions, animal emissions & decrease escaping methane from oil industry operations may be helping, altho the recently ended but deep & extended solar minimum could also have had some influence in slowing the rise of atmospheric methane.

There are controls of atmospheric methane, as mentioned. However, if great permafrost & clathrate methane emissions helped push world methane levels to 4-5000 ppb, human ability to control greenhouse warming would be compromised.

Spokane, WA

#4 Apr 24, 2012
The question remains, where is the methane originating?

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