Monday, December 5, 2016

Another Example Of What is Quite Likely To Be Another Cascade Effect


Before mean temperatures started rising precipitously, the world had vast tracts of frozen tundra. Areas of accumulated bio matter whose frozen status kept the usual microbial action of decay in check. Now that mean temperatures are rising, this situation is changing rapidly. And, as the study featured in Motherboard indicates, once that microbial decay process kicks back in again in earnest, carbon dioxide release from these vast tracts may equal an entirely new industrialized country's output; as in an industrialized economy the size of our own.

Just something to think about now that a climate change denier is about to take residency in the White House.


A Catastrophic Amount of Carbon Could Leak From the Soil By 2050


Written by

SARAH EMERSON

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR